|Chairman of Viet Nam's NA Office Nguyen Hanh Phuc speaks at the conference. — Photo VNA
HA NOI (VNS)— Public and media relations came into focus at the conference of the IPU-132's Association of Secretaries General of Parliaments (ASGP) yesterday.
Several reports were presented at the conference, including one titled "Active transparency measures and measures related to citizens right of access to public information in the Spanish Senate" by Secretary General of the Spanish Senate Manuel Cavero.
Secretary General of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, Irfan Neziroglu also made a presentation on public relations for parliaments.
In his keynote speech, Chairman of Viet Nam's NA Office, Nguyen Hanh Phuc, said the NA had made efforts to reform its operations. This included adopting the amended 2013 Constitution.
He said it was vital for the NA to improve the capability of its deputies and bodies, particularly in preparation for the law on the organisation of the NA, which will come into effect next January.
Participants included ASGP President Doris Katai Katebe Mwinga.
The ASGP, constituted as a consultative body of the IPU, seeks to facilitate contacts between holders of the office of Secretary General in any parliamentary assembly, whether such assembly is a member of the IPU or not. ASGP membership is thus independent of the IPU.
The task of the association is to study the law, procedure, practice and working methods of different parliaments and to propose measures for improving them and securing co-operation between the services of different Parliaments. — VNS