Permanent Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam Tong Thi Phong speaks at the Unofficial Meeting of Young Parliamentarians of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Unofficial Meeting of Young Parliamentarians of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA)
was held on September 8 within the framework of the virtual 41st AIPA General Assembly (AIPA-41) from
September 8 to 10.
the event, Permanent Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam Tong
Thi Phong highlighted the important role of young parliamentarians in conveying
desires and ideas of young voters in contributing to AIPA and its member
said young parliamentarians of AIPA are an important factor to connect
youngsters and promote their participation in building the ASEAN Community and
realising goals of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 through the ASEAN Work Plan
on Youth for 2016-2020 and the following years.
voiced her expectation that the meeting of young parliamentarians of AIPA would
be organized on an annual basis within the framework of AIPA General Assembly,
saying that the annual meeting would create a forum for young parliaments of
AIPA to share experience in doing parliamentary works, contributing to building
and developing the ASEAN Community.
Chairman of the Group of Young Deputies in the Vietnamese NA Le
Quoc Phong said young people are an important resource for socio-economic
development of ASEAN member countries as well as for the continual growth of
ASEAN Community. He hailed the increasingly active participation of young
parliamentarians in AIPA in general and its member parliaments in particular.
the event, participants exchanged experiences in promoting the participation of
young parliamentarians to building the ASEAN Community in the context of the Fourth
Industrial Revolution and the COVID-19 pandemic’s impacts on all spheres of
socio-economic life in ASEAN member countries.
parliamentarians taking part in the meeting approved a draft Resolution on
participation of young AIPA parliamentarians in building the ASEAN Community.
The final resolution is expected to be approved by AIPA 41 by September 10.
is the first time ever such a meeting of young parliamentarians of AIPA has
been organised. The idea of organising such meeting was initiated by Vietnamese
NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan when she assumed the role of AIPA 41 Chair. It
had been reiterated in the ASEAN Leaders' Interface with Representatives of AIPA
and the ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with Representatives of ASEAN Youth within the
36th ASEAN Summit./.