NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan chairs the press conference (Photo: VNA).
Hanoi (VNA) -
outcomes of the 41st General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly
(AIPA 41) held from September 8 to 10 via teleconference, National Assembly
Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan attributed the successful organisation of the
event to efforts and determination of the Vietnamese National Assembly and AIPA
At a press conference in Hanoi on September 10 following
the closing ceremony of AIPA 41, National Assembly Chairwoman Ngan said the
successful General Assembly consolidated reputation of Vietnam in general and its
National Assembly in particular in the world arena.
She said that participants at all the meetings
within AIPA 41 spoke highly of and expressed appreciation towards the careful
preparation by Vietnamese National Assembly.
Ngan stressed the relevance of AIPA 41’s theme “Parliamentary
Diplomacy for a Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN Community”, especially given the
AIPA has shown its support to the Association of
Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in response to the pandemic as well as
recovering the economy, she added.
AIPA member parliaments agreed on promoting digital
economy and take advantage of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in post-pandemic
recovery, Ngan said.
The top parliamentarian also highlighted Vietnam’s
initiative on setting up a forum for young parliamentarians of AIPA which has
been warmly welcomed by members of AIPA.
Having received high consensus from AIPA member
parliaments, the meeting of young parliamentarians of AIPA is expected to be an
official mechanism within AIPA General Assembly in the following years after
the AIPA Secretariat finalises protocols and procedures.
With such meetings to be held on an annual basis,
young parliamentarians within ASEAN now have a forum to express desires and
make practical contributions to the development of ASEAN, she added./.