The Vietnamese sub-committee, as APF Vice President for the 2019 – 2021 tenure, attends the virtual plenary session of the APF General Assembly on January 28 – 29. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) –
The Vietnamese sub-committee has urged the International
Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) and the Parliamentary Assembly of the
Francophonie (APF) to bolster the exchange of information and experience among
French-speaking countries and parliaments in addressing negative impacts of the
Vietnamese sub-committee, as APF Vice President for the 2019 – 2021 tenure,
made the call during the virtual plenary session of the APF General Assembly on
January 28 – 29.
by APF President, President of the Ivory Coast National Assembly (NA) Amadou
Soumahoro, and APF Secretary-General and member of the French NA Jacques
Krabal, the event was attended by 88 APF sub-committees.
Vietnam further called for better support for developing nations to accelerate digital
transformation in social life and parliamentary affairs and reduce technology
gap among countries.
also expected that as prestigious multilateral organisations, OIF and APF will
raise their voices to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and support
the vaccine development in developing countries.
the two-day event, OIF Secretary-General Louise Mushikiwabo delivered reports
and answered questions concerning measures to assist member countries in
responding to healthcare and political crises alongside strategies and actions
to accomplish goals in multilingual and multicultural development; education,
higher education and scientific research; access to new technologies; peace,
democracy and human rights promotion; empowerment of young people and women;
and cooperation towards sustainable development.
APF General Assembly adopted resolutions on the political situation in Burundi
and Central African Republic; cooperation in climate change response; combating
cyber violence against women and children; and the equitable distribution of