A working session of Vietnam's 15th National Assembly (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) –
Vietnam proposed initiatives
and resolutions at an online session on November 8 in preparation for the 29th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-29), to be hosted
by the Republic of Korea (RoK) in December.
The Vietnamese delegation to the 12-day session is led
by Vu Hai Ha, Chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee for External
Participants are scheduled to look into draft documents regarding
political and security issues, the agenda of the Meeting of Women Parliamentarians,
cooperation in Asia-Pacific, economic and trade matters, and the joint
statement of the APPF-29.
The Vietnamese delegation contributed opinions on the
documents in the spirit of the Party’s foreign policy of advancing multilateral
diplomacy, promoting the Vietnamese legislature’s position and role at regional
and international parliamentary mechanisms, and being willing to cooperate for
regional recovery and development, towards an Asia-Pacific region of peace,
stability, innovation, cohesiveness and sustainable development.
They proposed two draft resolutions and co-sponsored
four others, and give opinions to other resolutions.
Established in 1993, the 27-member APPF aims to
enhance dialogues between parliamentarians in the region regarding security,
politics, and economic-commercial-cultural cooperation to address regional issues,
contributing to maintaining peace, stability, sustainable development and prosperity
in the region.
Vietnam has joined the forum since 1995./