Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Martin Chungong has praised Vietnam’s great contributions to the organisation’s activities, especially its efforts in promoting links with other member parliaments in the world.

During a recent interview with Vietnam News Agency’s correspondents in Geneva, Switzerland, Chungong expressed his deep impression on achievements made by the Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) over the last 30 years.

He said Vietnam’s legislature has issued many important laws, especially the 1992 Constitution, which asserted the people’s democracy and social management in accordance with the Constitution and law.

It has also worked to perform its supreme supervision right in enforcing the Constitution and law, as well as inspect the State apparatus’ management in all aspects, he added.

Since its first general election in 1946, the Vietnamese NA has boasted many experience in law making that it can share with its foreign counterparts, Chungong noted. However, he suggested that Vietnam work harder and learn from experience from other countries in order to develop further in the future.

According to the IPU leader, Vietnam’s legislative body has held key positions in the Union and its relevant agencies, and operated actively for IPU’s goals, including promoting peace and development, and protecting rights of woman and children.

Chungong stressed that hosting the 132nd IPU Assembly in 2015, Vietnam will create an important forum for parliamentarians and member parliaments to discuss the post-2015 development strategy.

The event will also help raise the voice of Asian nations in IPU as well as provide a good chance for the host to introduce its new development and progress in democracy promotion and parliamentary management to international friends.-VNA