With a desire to make practical contributions to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)’s efforts and development, the Vietnamese National Assembly has officially offered to host the IPU Assembly in 2015.

At a reception for IPU Secretary General Anders B. Johnsson in Hanoi on Feb. 20, NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung highlighted the IPU’s role, position and achievements in promoting democracy in the world and its assistance to parliaments in overcoming development challenges.

He said he hoped the IPU Executive Committee will make accurate assessments and an early approval of Vietnam ’s offer.

Vietnam is actively completing its preparation schemes to be submitted to the IPU Secretariat for approval and will do its best to make it a success.

Hung informed his guest of Vietnam ’s political stability and security, noting that the NA has renewed its activities to better implement the task of representing voters’ will and desire, ensuring gender equality and protecting human rights.

In reply, Johnsson highlighted Vietnamese NA’s renewals and its increasing role and position in the State apparatus and active contributions to IPU’s activities.

He said he believed Vietnam will successfully organise the special international event, adding that he will complete his report right after he leaves Vietnam to present to the IPU Executive Committee for its final decision.

IPU will send its experts to help Vietnam in its preparations, he stressed.-VNA