Vietnam ready for AIPA 41

(VOVWORLD) - The 41st General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA 41) will open next Tuesday in Hanoi with the theme “Parliamentary diplomacy for ASEAN's cohesion and proactive adaptation”.

Vietnam ready for AIPA 41 - ảnh 1The press conference to inform AIPA Presidency Year 2020 and AIPA 41

in Hanoi on September 04, 2020 (Photo: 

This is the first time the AIPA will be held as a teleconference.

380 delegates from member and observer countries, including 15 National Assembly chairpersons, will attend the event.

Nguyen Manh Tien, head of the AIPA 41’s Information and Communications Subcommittee, said that this is the third time Vietnam has assumed the AIPA Chair after the two previous times in 2002 and 2010. He told a press conference Friday afternoon, “The organization of the meeting is important for the 14th National Assembly’s foreign affairs, thus promoting the Vietnamese State’s diplomacy and Parliament's diplomacy. Amid COVID-19 Vietnam has changed the meeting format to teleconference, proving the country’s flexibility, responsibility, and determination to successfully assume the AIPA presidency.” 

Vietnamese National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, who chairs the AIPA 41 General Assembly, will deliver an opening speech.

A meeting of Women Parliamentarians of AIPA (WAIPA),  AIPA Young Parliamentarians and meetings of the Political, Economic, Social Affairs and Organization Committees will be held within the event’s framework.

Delegates are expected to sign a joint statement, introduce a new observer, and transfer the AIPA 2021 presidency.