Belgian parliamentarians spoke highly of Vietnam’s organisation of the 132nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-132) and praised the outcomes of the recently concluded event.

Talking to Vietnam News Agency correspondents, parliamentarians Pol Van Den Driessche and Andries Gryffroy said Vietnam’s preparations - from accommodation to travel - were perfect, demonstrating its effective organisation and hospitality. They said this friendly impression was shared by almost all the foreign delegates who attended.

The parliamentarians said the outcomes reached at the IPU-132 were better than those from previous assemblies, adding that an anti-terrorism resolution proposed by Australia and Belgium was approved by all 170 countries, including Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Libya, which house a large number of jihads from the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

The parliamentary pair drew attention to the IPU’s ratification of a resolution on water resources governance, which they said is a pressing global issue. This will be an important international framework for enhancing the role of parliaments in ensuring the human right to water and hygiene, approved by the United Nations General Assembly in 2010.

Lawmakers of the 170 participating countries will soon submit the resolutions passed at the IPU-132 to their parliaments, ultimately bolstering international collaboration in global matters, they added.

Van Den Driessche and Gryffroy also said the the Belgian and Vietnamese parliaments now enjoy the best possible conditions to develop their partnership. Belgium will strengthen its multifaceted affiliation with the National Assembly of Vietnam in the time to come, including legislative experience sharing.

The IPU-132 took place in the capital city of Hanoi from March 28 to April 1 under the theme “Sustainable Development Goals: Turning Words into Action”.-VNA