At a recent dialogue on the Vietnamese NA and the year of Vietnam’s AIPA Chairmanship, Vu Hai Ha, head of the AIPA 41 National Secretariat and head of the AIPA 41 content sub-committee, said the Vietnamese NA will make all-out efforts to ensure the success of the AIPA 41. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) –
The National Assembly of Vietnam, as Chair of the ASEAN
Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) in 2020, has taken initiative in organising
activities of AIPA in suitable forms, despite the complexity of COVID-19.
The 41st General Assembly of AIPA (AIPA 41) slated for September 8-10 and activities during the year will be held online
amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.
At a recent dialogue on the Vietnamese NA and the year
of Vietnam’s AIPA Chairmanship, Vu Hai Ha, head of the AIPA 41 National
Secretariat and head of the AIPA 41 content sub-committee, said the Vietnamese
NA will make all-out efforts to ensure the success of the AIPA 41.
aims to raise two initiatives during AIPA 41, one of which is to set up a
mechanism named young parliamentarians’ conference in order to promote the role
of youths. The other one is to connect AIPA’s activities with those of the
Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the implementation of the UN’s 2030 agenda
on sustainable development.
to Nguyen Van Giau, Chairman of the NA Committee for External Relations and
deputy head of the standing board of the Organising Committee of AIPA 41,
following Vietnam’s proposal, each AIPA committee will issue a resolution, and
proposals sent by countries will be collected and integrated into a joint draft
resolution to be submitted to the General Assembly.
joining the AIPA in 1995, the Vietnamese legislature has made significant
contributions to the organization.
2007, Vietnam proposed holding dialogues between leaders of ASEAN and AIPA,
with the first informal dialogue held in 2009, and the first official one held
in 2010 during Vietnam’s hosting of AIPA 31. Such dialogues have been held regularly
in the framework of ASEAN and AIPA Years since then.
noteworthy proposal of Vietnam was that the AIPA Committee on Economic Matters
should issue a resolution promoting the development of micro- and small
AIPA was set up in September 1977 under the name of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary
Organisation (AIPO) with five founding members: Indonesia, Malaysia, the
Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Its name was changed to ASEAN
Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) in 2006./.