40th AIPA General Assembly concludes, Vietnam becomes Chair

The 40th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) wrapped up in Bangkok on August 29.

40th AIPA General Assembly concludes, Vietnam becomes Chair
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (R) receives the AIPA chairmanship token for 2019-2020 from Speaker of the Thai House of Representatives Chuan Leekpai.

Vietnam’s National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan expressed her honour to receive the AIPA chairmanship for 2019-2020 from Speaker of the Thai House of Representatives Chuan Leekpai.

She congratulated Chuan Leekpai, who is also Chair of AIPA 40, and Thai parliamentarians on the successful organisation of the activities within the framework of the AIPA 40, especially the General Assembly.

Ngan said their efforts have helped further increase the involvement of parliamentarians in reinforcing a peaceful and stable environment in Southeast Asia, as well as contributing to the building of a self-reliant, dynamic and sustainable ASEAN Community.

The ASEAN has overcome difficult periods to steadfastly build a common community, she said, calling on AIPA parliamentarians to uphold the spirit of solidarity and maintain the central role of the regional grouping in addressing regional matters, abide by international law, implement preventive diplomatic measures, and cooperate for development.

The NA leader added that the AIPA will continue promoting its role, legislative function, supervision, and decision of necessary budgets and resources, while accompanying governments in the ASEAN for an ASEAN Community of cohesion, innovation, creativity and adaption to the era of science and technology 4.0, and towards sustainable development for the benefits of every people.

She further said that 2020 will be a year to review the five-year development of the ASEAN Community since its establishment in 2015 and to draw experience from the five subsequent years.

It will also be a special year for Vietnam when the country both holds the position of a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, Chair of ASEAN, and Chair of AIPA 41.

 

Therefore, the National Assembly of Vietnam will continue innovating AIPA activities as well as increasing the role and position of the AIPA in building the ASEAN community, Ngan said.

She added that through activities within the framework of the AIPA, Vietnam will continue enhancing cooperation between the AIPA and the ASEAN, international organisations and multilateral cooperation mechanisms to boost the implementation of commitments and plans outlined in the building of the ASEAN Community, with a vision to 2025.

With the support of AIPA members, the National Assembly of Vietnam will host the first meeting of AIPA young parliamentarians and connect the AIPA with the ASEAN and youngsters of the bloc, she added.

In that spirit, Ngan said the National Assembly will do its utmost to successfully host the role of AIPA Chair and expects close coordination of the Thai parliament and other member parliaments of the AIPA as well as the AIPA Secretariat and ASEAN Secretariat to build a prosperous ASEAN Community.

Ngan said she hopes to welcome delegates to the 41st General Assembly of AIPA in Vietnam in 2020.

Chuan Leekpai said Vietnam has made significant contributions to ASEAN and affirmed to cooperate with the Vietnamese top legislator to build a strong, solid, and sustainable ASEAN Community in the future.

Earlier the same day, NA Chairwoman Ngan attended the second plenary session of the 40th General Assembly of AIPA.-VNA

NA Chairwoman visits Thailand’s Udon Thani province

NA Chairwoman visits Thailand’s Udon Thani province

Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on August 28 visited Udon Thani province, as part of her ongoing official visit to Thailand.

Vietnam values strategic partnership with Thailand: NA leader

Vietnam values strategic partnership with Thailand: NA leader

Chairwoman of the NA Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan met with Speaker of the Thai House of Representatives Chuan Leekpai in Bangkok on August 27.  

 
 

Other News

.
Vietnam’s UNSC membership in first half of 2021 reviewed
Vietnam’s UNSC membership in first half of 2021 reviewed
VIETNAM & WORLDicon  02/07/2021 

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dang Hoang Giang on July 1 chaired a meeting to review Vietnam’s non-permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in the first six months of 2021.

Speech of Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong at conference reviewing 12th Politburo’s Directive 05
Speech of Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong at conference reviewing 12th Politburo’s Directive 05
POLITICSicon  28/06/2021 

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong delivered an important speech at a national teleconference on June 12 reviewing the five-year implementation of the 12-tenure Politburo's Directive 05-CT-TW

VN ministries set strict requirements on civil servants’ clothing at work
VN ministries set strict requirements on civil servants’ clothing at work
FEATUREicon  29/06/2021 

The codes of conduct previously released by other ministries and local authorities do not include detailed requirements on dressing at work or a ban on wearing jeans that was recently issued the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

Welcome ceremony held for top Lao leader Thongloun Sisoulith
Welcome ceremony held for top Lao leader Thongloun Sisoulith
POLITICSicon  28/06/2021 

General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee and President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith, his spouse and a Lao Party and State high-level delegation were welcomed to Vietnam

PM orders establishment of vaccine task force
PM orders establishment of vaccine task force
POLITICSicon  27/06/2021 

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has ordered the establishment of a task force in charge of assisting the study, transfer and production of made-in-Vietnam vaccines to boost local vaccine manufacturing.

Leaders extend condolences over death of Greek Hero of People's Armed Forces
Leaders extend condolences over death of Greek Hero of People's Armed Forces
POLITICSicon  27/06/2021 

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and former President Nguyen Minh Triet on June 26 sent profound condolences over the Hero of People's Armed Forces Kostas Sarantidis passing.

Distortions of Vietnam’s religious freedom refuted
Distortions of Vietnam’s religious freedom refuted
POLITICSicon  27/06/2021 

The US Department of State released last month its 2020 International Religious Freedom Report which stated that some religious groups in Vietnam are not recognized by the State and are bothered, intervened, or restricted by local authorities.

Politburo agrees on continued support for pandemic-hit employees, employers
Politburo agrees on continued support for pandemic-hit employees, employers
POLITICSicon  26/06/2021 

The Politburo has agreed in principle to continue issuing policies supporting the employees and employers hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Central bank, Quang Ninh continue to top 2020 administrative reform index
Central bank, Quang Ninh continue to top 2020 administrative reform index
POLITICSicon  25/06/2021 

The State Bank of Vietnam and the northern province of Quang Ninh continue topping the 2020 Public Administration Reform (PAR) Index, the Government’s Steering Committee for Administrative Reform announced on June 24.

Ministry of Home Affairs asks civil servants not to work in jeans
Ministry of Home Affairs asks civil servants not to work in jeans
FEATUREicon  26/06/2021 

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has told civil servants and public employees to dress properly at work, with no jeans.

Vietnam's COVID-19 success not luck: foreign ministry
Vietnam's COVID-19 success not luck: foreign ministry
POLITICSicon  25/06/2021 

The foreign ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said reducing Vietnam's achievements in the containment of COVID-19 pandemic to mere luck is "entirely unobjective,"

Vietnam demands relevant parties not complicate East Sea situation
Vietnam demands relevant parties not complicate East Sea situation
MARITIME SOVEREIGNTYicon  25/06/2021 

Spokeswoman of the Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang on June 24 emphasised Vietnam’s demand for the relevant parties to not take any action that further complicates the situation in the East Sea, 

No discrimination between Vietnamese and foreigners during vaccination: spokesperson
No discrimination between Vietnamese and foreigners during vaccination: spokesperson
POLITICSicon  25/06/2021 

There is no discrimination between Vietnamese and foreigners during the COVID-19 vaccination campaign, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang asserted, 

PM: Vietnam must be able to produce COVID-19 vaccines no later than June 2022
PM: Vietnam must be able to produce COVID-19 vaccines no later than June 2022
POLITICSicon  25/06/2021 

PM Pham Minh Chinh has requested accelerating the transfer of vaccine production technology and the testing and production of home-grown vaccine for COVID-19, so that Vietnam will be able to produce COVID-19 vaccines no later than June 2022.

Vietnam announces contribution of $500,000 to vaccine sharing scheme COVAX
Vietnam announces contribution of $500,000 to vaccine sharing scheme COVAX
POLITICSicon  24/06/2021 

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has decided to add VND11.58 billion ($500,000) from the central budget reserve in 2021 to the Ministry of Health to make contributions to the COVAX (COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access) Facility. 

Vietnam wants RoK to assist in COVID-19 recovery: foreign minister
Vietnam wants RoK to assist in COVID-19 recovery: foreign minister
POLITICSicon  24/06/2021 

Vietnamese foreign minister Bui Thanh Son has asked for the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s assistance in the COVID-19 fight to promote socio-economic recovery and restore normalcy for people-to-people exchanges.

Czech PM set to visit Vietnam in August
Czech PM set to visit Vietnam in August
POLITICSicon  24/06/2021 

Prime Minister Andrej Babis on June 23 said he is likely to make a visit to Vietnam in early August with a view to supporting Czech exporters.

Top diplomats of Vietnam, UK hold talks in Hanoi
Top diplomats of Vietnam, UK hold talks in Hanoi
POLITICSicon  23/06/2021 

Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son held talks with the visiting British First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, Dominic Raab, in Hanoi on June 22.

President urges deepening Vietnam-UK strategic partnership
President urges deepening Vietnam-UK strategic partnership
POLITICSicon  23/06/2021 

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged Vietnam and the UK to continue deepening their bilateral strategic partnership to meet the interests of the two countries and contribute to regional and world peace, stability and cooperation.

Ambassador affirms Vietnam’s consistent policy on promoting human rights
Ambassador affirms Vietnam’s consistent policy on promoting human rights
POLITICSicon  23/06/2021 

Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, the World Trade Organisation, and other international organisations in Geneva, 

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN