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NA proposes ASEAN green-growth centre

Update: September, 20/2013 - 08:05
His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam Haji Hassanal Bolkiah and other delegation leaders take part in the 34th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA).— VNA/VNS Photo

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (VNS)— National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong yesterday affirmed Viet Nam will continue making practical contributions to strengthening AIPA's role in building a peaceful, cooperative and prosperous ASEAN community.

Making the statement at the first plenary session of the General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) in Brunei, Phong said the Vietnamese legislature would work with the Government to overhaul the economy, enhance the legal system and strengthen the business environment.

Calling for AIPA to further assist ASEAN in promoting diplomacy, security, and sustainable economic and social development; Phong also urged for concrete and practical recommendations to remove barriers and harmonise domestic laws with regional aims.

National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong yesterday affirmed Viet Nam will continue making practical contributions to strengthening AIPA's role in building a peaceful, cooperative and prosperous ASEAN community.— VNA/VNS Photos Trong Duc
The Vietnamese delegation proposed establishing an ASEAN ‘green growth centre'; a regional cooperation mechanism to help member countries share expertise in sustainable growth and sharpen responses to climate change.

AIPA plan

Participants unanimously agreed that their legislative bodies would cooperate with the ASEAN community to build the regional Community by 2015. They also adopted the AIPA's agenda and action plan.

Themed The role of AIPA in realising the ASEAN Community, this year's event attracted delegates from member countries including Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar and the Philippines. Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam were also present, as were observer states such as Japan, Canada, China and Russia. — VNS

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