National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue speaks at the event (Photo: VNA)
Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue led a delegation of the Vietnamese legislature to attend the 29th Annual
Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary
Forum (APPF-29) virtually hosted
by the National Assembly of the Republic of
Korea (RoK) on December 14,
which spotlighted the role of parliaments in strengthening post-COVID-19
During the event, the top Vietnamese legislator delivered two
important speeches at the first and second plenary sessions on
political and security issues, and digital economic development in the region.
In his opening remarks, RoK President Moon
Jea-in emphasized that parliaments play an
important role in promoting policies to bring countries back to normal.
Meanwhile, Speaker of the RoK National Assembly Park Byeong-seug underlined the
role of parliaments in strengthening cooperation to ensure peace, security and
economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking at the first plenary session on
political and security issues after the opening ceremony, NA Chairman Hue affirmed
that the Vietnamese legislature continues to be an active member of APPF and many other
multilateral parliamentary forums, and to work closely with parliaments of
countries to promote cooperation towards building an Asia-Pacific region of
peace, stability, resilience and prosperity.
six cooperation contents, focusing on strengthening parliamentary action and
monitoring the implementation of policies of APPF member governments in
maintaining peace, stability and security in the region and the world,
promoting multilateral cooperation to prevent risks of conflict, fostering dialogue and building trust, refraining from unilateral actions and complying with
He called on APPF member parliaments to enhance cooperation in order to ensure
peace, stability, and rule of law in seas and oceans,
iincluding building the East Sea into a sea of peace, friendship and cooperation,
and maintaining security, safety and
freedom of navigation and aviation in the waters.
member parliaments should actively call on the international community, parliaments
of countries, and governments to increase the effectiveness of cooperation in
responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, narrowing the gap in equitable access to
vaccine sources, and preventing and solving traditional and non-traditional
security problems, the Vietnamese NA leader said.
suggested expanding inter-parliamentary collaboration in other non-traditional
security issues, including climate change; promoting people-centered and
people-oriented cooperation by ensuring human security elements; and increasing the participation of parliaments in making and monitoring the implementation of
policies in a human-centered approach in order to ensure equity and social equality./.