At the event (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee for External Relations
Nguyen Van Giau took part in a teleconference on April 21 regarding the role of
parliaments in international cooperation in fighting COVID-19.
Held by the
Indonesian Committee for Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation, the teleconference featured
the participation of Chairman of Indonesia's House of Representatives’ Commission
for Foreign Affairs Fadli Zon, Deputy Speaker of Malaysia’s House of Representatives
Dato Mohamad Rashid Hasnon, head of the Republic of Korea’s National Assembly’s
ad-hoc committee for responding to the coronavirus outbreak Kim Jin-pyo, the World
Health Organisation (WHO) representative in Indonesia Navaratnasamy Paranietharan, and Executive
Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific Armida
the message from the President of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary
Assembly (AIPA) 2020 Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan in her letter sent to heads of AIPA members
on March 30, which called on AIPA member states to be more active in partnering
with governments in their fight against COVID-19 through upholding the role of parliaments
and issuing measures and policies in that regard.
He added that as AIPA Chair 2020, Vietnam welcomed the outcomes of the online
ASEAN Special Summit and ASEAN 3 Special Summit on COVID-19, which were chaired by Prime
Minister and Chair of ASEAN Vietnam 2020 Nguyen Xuan Phuc on April 14.
reaffirmed ASEAN member states’ determination and commitments in a “cohesive and
responsive” spirit to contain the spread of the pandemic while mitigating its impacts
on regional socio-economic development.
of the Hanoi Medical University Hospital Nguyen Lan Hieu spoke of Vietnam’s experience
in COVID-19 prevention and control, which were hailed by participants. He added
that Vietnam has so far recorded 268 infections, with 214 recoveries and no fatalities. No new cases have been reported for five consecutive
In face of
profound changes caused by COVID-19, parliamentarians urged governments and parliaments
in the region and the world to stay united to combat the pandemic, ensure social
welfare for citizens, and offer all possible support to the vulnerable in society.
asked international financial organisations to offer debt payment extensions to
developing countries and to continue working with the UN and the WHO to improve the
capacity to cope with the pandemic on national and regional scales./.