At the first plenary session of AIPA 41 (Photo: VNA)
- The 41st General
Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA 41) themed
“Parliamentary Diplomacy for a Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN Community” will
discuss a series of important issues during its second working day on September
The AIPA Committee on
Economic Matters will consider and approve a
resolution on the role played by parliaments in promoting ASEAN connectivity
and post-COVID-19 economic recovery.
Meanwhile, the AIPA Committee on
Social Matters is expected to adopt a resolution on strengthening AIPA’s
role in building an ASEAN Cultural-Social Community responsive
to the COVID-19 pandemic.
During AIPA 41,
each committee of AIPA will issue a resolution which reflects proposals of countries,
in line with Vietnam’s initiative. This aims to avoid prolonged discussions and
better suit the online meeting form.
Vietnam proposed and received support from other countries for the theme of the Meeting of Women Parliamentarians of AIPA (WAIPA),
and meetings of the AIPA committees on political matter, economic and social matters.
As the Chairman of AIPA
41, the National Assembly of Vietnam has coordinated with the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs to negotiate with relevant member parliaments to handle a
number of issues on the agenda of the AIPA Committee for Political Affairs,
which are posing a great challenge for AIPA in seeking a common voice and making
decisions on important issues in the region.
The committee on organization matters will discuss issues that are important to
AIPA such as admitting new observers, honouring parliamentarians who have made
outstanding contributions to AIPA; a project on AIPA secretariat
transformation; amending AIPA’s regulations; and guiding the organization of AIPA-ASEAN