|National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung says that IPU-132 will focus on promoting messages of peace, democracy, and social progress and equality at the opening of the 13th National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee convened its 36th session. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sang
HA NOI (VNS) — The 13th National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee convened its 36th session this morning.
It special focus will be on the final preparations for the 132nd Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly (IPU-132) to be held in Ha Noi later this month.
NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung said IPU-132 will focus on promoting messages of peace, democracy, and social progress and equality. It will also present a great opportunity for promoting the country, its people, and parliament, he added.
The Chairman of the NA's Committee for External Relations, Tran Van Hang, said IPU-132 is scheduled to include 67 sessions and 66 bilateral meetings, adding that 126 delegations have registered to attend the event so far.
Viet Nam will send 12 NA deputies to participate in and speak at 15 forums, Hang noted.
Members of the NA Standing Committee also underscored the importance of ensuring security and safety for IPU-132 as the biggest diplomatic event held in Viet Nam so far.
The last rehearsal for the IPU-132 opening ceremony will be held on March 15 at the NA headquarters.
During the 36th session, the NA Standing Committee will also comment on eight draft laws and a number of resolutions and infrastructure projects.
They are expected to debate adjustments in a series of administrative units and organise question-and-answer sessions for the Chief Judge of the Supreme People's Court, Truong Hoa Binh, and Minister and Chairman of the Government's Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs, Giang Seo Phu. — VNS