National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has reaffirmed Vietnam ’s commitment to work closely with the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the international community to bring a better life for all in the world’s new development era.

Speaking at the 128 th plenary session of the IPU General Assembly that opened in the Ecuadorian capital city of Quito on March 22, Ngan voiced Vietnam ’s strong support for IPU discussions regarding new growth models to benefit people.

Despite obtaining a rapid growth over the years, Vietnam advocates maintaining sustainable development in couple with ensuring social progress and equality, protecting natural resources and environment and maintaining socio-political stability, she said.

The Vice Chairwoman underlined the important role the National Assembly plays in finalising the legal framework in order to ensure sustainable development along with ensuring social welfare, creating an equal environment for people of all social strata to enjoy the country’s socio-economic achievements.

She reviewed Vietnam’s major campaigns to realise its millennium development goals.

Themed “From unrelenting growth to purposeful development “Buen Vivir”: New approaches, new solutions”, the meeting focus discussions on development orientations in the new era as the deadline for the United Nations Millennium Development Goals is approaching.

Resolutions on the fields of security-politics, economics-trade, democracy and human rights are expected to be issued at the end of the session, that is scheduled to be on March 27.

Earlier, Ngan and her entourage paid a working visit to Peru from March 20-22 to enhance cooperation between the two legislative bodies and multi-faceted ties between the two countries, especially in justice, economics, trade and investment.-VNA