Vietnam prioritises Inter-Parliamentary Union activities: NA leader hinh anh 1NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (R) meets IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong in Doha (Source: VNA)

Doha (VNA)
– Vietnam will continue to consider the participation in Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) activities an important task to promote and protect its legitimate interests, thus helping increase its position in the international area, according to National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

Ngan made the statement at her meeting with IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong in Doha, Qatar, on April 8 on the sidelines of the 140th IPU Assembly.

She affirmed that by taking part in such activities, the Vietnamese NA learns from other parliaments’ experience, thus contributing to improving its operations, and expressed her satisfaction with the results of cooperation between the Vietnamese legislature, the IPU, and the United Nations in Vietnam towards realising parliamentary partnership.

With the support of the IPU in general and the Secretary General in particular, the Vietnamese NA will continue activities to promote its role in the implementation of sustainable development goals, she added.

The Vietnamese top legislator also spoke highly of the important role of the Secretary General to the IPU, especially in intensifying cooperation between the union and the UN, thus contributing to raising the roles and voices of parliaments and parliamentarians on international issues.

Martin Chungong, in turn, confirmed that the IPU is willing to cooperate with Vietnam in the field of nutrition.

He expressed high expectations for the continued promotion of the implementation of sustainable development goals in Vietnam.

He appreciated Vietnam’s commitment to joining IPU activities at the highest level, hoping that the country will help improve the influence of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum in the time ahead. –VNA