Vice Chairman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Committee for External Relations Vu Hai Ha (C) at the event (Photo: VNA)
Phnom Penh (VNA) – Vietnam participated in the first meeting of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) Executive Council and a meeting of the APA Standing Committee on Staff and Financial Regulations in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on September 26-27.

Vice Chairman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Committee for External Relations Vu Hai Ha led a delegation to the events.

Speaking at the function, Second Vice President of the Cambodian National Assembly Nguon Nhel highly valued APA achievements in regional and global development and peace.

The meetings open up opportunities for Asian countries to discuss measures to address such issues as economic downturn, aid reduction, natural disasters, diseases, war, and climate change.

They hold significant meaning to promote APA works and ensure the success of the ninth APA Plenary Session to be hosted in Siem Reap later this year.

Participants discussed financial, political, economic, social and cultural matters during the two-day function.

Established in 2006, APA is currently the biggest legislative organisation in Asia with 42 members.-VNA