Vietnam’s organisation of the 132nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-132) is highly significant, stated Dr. Adrey Klimov, Deputy Chairman of the Committee for International Affairs of the Russian Federal Assembly’s Federation Council.

Speaking with a Vietnam News Agency correspondent in Moscow before leaving for Hanoi to attend the IPU-132, Dr. Klimov said this is the first time such a majority of parliaments from around the globe will gather in Vietnam.

The event coincides with the 40th anniversary of Vietnam’s liberation and 70 years since the United Nations was formed in Yalta, Crimea, making it a symbolic occasion, he explained.

Dr. Klimov, who is also Head of the ruling United Russian Party’s Committee for International Affairs, said he is glad Vietnam was chosen to host the event, highlighting the diversity and importance of nations around the world, and has faith the event will be a success.

He asserted that the parliamentary ties between the two countries will continue growing thanks to the time-honoured tradition of cooperation over the past 70 years.

Vietnam and Russia have all the necessary conditions to lift ties between the two parliaments and ruling parties to a new height, he said.-VNA