NA General Secretary and Chairman of the NA Office Bui Van Cuong (R) and head of the NA Committee for External Relations Vu Hai Ha (Photo: VNA)
– Representatives of the National
Assembly (NA) on August 22 toured the International Convention Centre in Hanoi to inspect the preparation for Vietnam’s attendance at the 42nd
General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA-42), which
will be held in Brunei in videoconference format from August 23-25.
The inspection covered preparations in terms of hospitality, technical work, and operation of meeting
Both NA General Secretary and Chairman of the NA Office Bui
Van Cuong and head of the NA Committee for External Relations Vu Hai Ha
highlighted the importance of the event. It is the first official multilateral
external activity of Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue and the high-level delegation of
the 15th NA.
They requested careful preparations that ensure absolutely
security and safety for participants as well as good technical works,
particularly signal transmission.
All preparations are required to be completed on August
The 15-member delegation of Vietnam will engage in major
activities of the AIPA-42, including the opening ceremony, the first and second
plenary sessions, the meeting of the Women Parliamentarians of AIPA (WAIPA),
meetings of AIPA committees, the signing of the joint statement and the closing
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc will send a greeting message to
the event, while NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue will deliver a keynote speech at
the first AIPA-42 plenary session.
During the AIPA-42, member parliaments will discuss and
adopt a procedure to organise AIPA Young Parliamentarians’ meetings, which is a
specific step to realise Vietnam’s initiative at the 41st AIPA General Assembly
held in Vietnam in 2020./.