IPU 132 opens

(VOVworld) – The 132nd General Assembly of the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU 132) opened in Hanoi on Saturday.

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In his welcome remarks, President Truong Tan Sang said it is a great honor for Viet Nam to be the host of the 132nd Assembly of the Inter – Parliamentary Union for the first time since Viet Nam’s admission to the IPU 36 years ago. He said that IPU 132 should discuss ways to promote development: “One of the priorities in the agenda of the 132nd IPU Assembly is to “turn words into actions” so that laws and the fundamental principles of international laws shall be respected, the agreements and codes of conduct in international relations shall be strictly observed, disputes and disagreements shall be resolved by peaceful means and all nations shall be entitled to equal rights. I wish to take this opportunity to underline that as an active and responsible member of the IPU and other international organizations, Viet Nam has been doing its best to join hands all other countries in the international community to build a world of peace, stability, cooperation and prosperity.” 

IPU President Saber Chowdhury praised the theme proposed by Vietnam and said that parliamentarians should play a leading role in the implementation of post-2015 development goals. He said he believed IPU 132 will be a success, contributing to a new phase of development of the international community.
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