At the first plenary meeting of AIPA-41 (Photo: VNA)
Kuala Lumpur (VNA) -
Azhar Azizan Harun, Speaker of the
House of Representatives of Malaysia, on September 8 affirmed the Malaysian
Parliament’s undivided support of the remarkable efforts by AIPA members
towards the realisation and collaboration of a greater ASEAN.
In his remarks at the first plenary session of the 41st General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA-41), held in
the form of video conference, the Speaker said the invisible enemy of COVID-19
threatens to harm the prospect and development of each ASEAN member state.
“If there was
ever a moment necessary for solidarity, cooperation, support and commonality,
this is ASEAN’s moment to showcase its commitment towards a region of greater
tomorrows,” he stressed.
Parliament always support closer relations among AIPA members, the Speaker
The same day, Malaysia’s
news agency Bernama ran an article highlighting efforts by the Vietnamese
National Assembly in its capacity as AIPA Chair 2020.
quoted Vietnamese NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan as saying that the
Vietnamese legislature will make all-out efforts to successfully organise
AIPA-41 as well as other ativities within the AIPA Year 2020.
The success of
AIPA-41 and the AIPA Year 2020 will contribute to promoting the relationship
between AIPA and ASEAN, enhancing coordination between legislative and
executive channels, and accellerating the building of the ASEAN Community, for
peace, stability, safety, prosperity and happiness, Ngan said.
Earlier, AIPA-41 also made headlines of Malaysia’s Barita Harian and The
Star newspapers. The event, the first General Assembly of AIPA held in the form
of video conference, is taking place from September 8 -10 under the chair of
Vietnam, with the theme of “Parliamentary Diplomacy
for Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN Community.”/.