National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (R) shakes hands with Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Martin Chungong (Photo: VNA)
Vienna (VNA) –
National Assembly Chairman Vuong
Dinh Hue hosted a reception for Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary
Union (IPU) Martin Chungong on September 7 during his trip to attend the 5th World Conference of Speakers of Parliaments (WCSP5) in
The Vietnamese NA leader
appreciated the contributions made by the IPU Secretary General to the organization
of the WCSP5, and to the IPU’s activities amidst the difficulties posed by the
COVID-19 pandemic and unpredictable changes in the world’s geopolitical
The IPU Secretary General said
the attendance of NA Chairman Hue and the Vietnamese delegation at the WCSP5
again showed that Vietnam is a responsible and active member of the IPU.
He shared the viewpoint expressed by the Vietnamese NA leader at the first
plenary debate of the WCSP5 on promoting multilateral cooperation to respond to
global challenges for the world’s development. He underlined the importance of
parliaments in the world to the settlement of global issues, saying that he
hopes Vietnam will actively participate in the process.
The two sides compared
notes on the role of the UN, the key organization in multilateral cooperation,
and valued the UN’s strong commitment as expressed in the messages of the UN
Secretary General and the President of the UN General Assembly sent to the WCSP5.
Chungong also welcomed the
proposal of Chairman Hue to further reform and enhance the effectiveness of IPU’s
operation and role. Hue suggested strengthening the tripartite partnership
among the UN, IPU and Vietnam, promoting more substantial engagement of
parliamentary meeting mechanisms alongside UN activities, and increasing IPU’s
support for Vietnam in training in multilateral parliamentary diplomacy./.