|Committees of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) convened yesterday as part of the ongoing 36th AIPA General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. — VNA/VNS Photo Kim Dung - Chi Giap
KUALA LUMPUR (VNS) — President Truong Tan Sang sent a message to the ongoing 36th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA-36) yesterday, hailing the AIPA's role as an important support mechanism for ASEAN.
In his message, he said the 36th General Assembly of the AIPA was taking place at a time of historic significance with the ASEAN Community expected to be established by the end of the year.
He said the creation of the ASEAN Community represented the vision of a Southeast Asia of peace, co-operation, and progress. A strong ASEAN Community would help safeguard regional peace that was critical for the development of each member state, raise the international standing of ASEAN and reassert the central role of ASEAN in regional integration.
Sang said the AIPA had proven itself as an important and effective support mechanism for ASEAN at all levels in the evolution of the ASEAN Community.
Committees of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) convened yesterday as part of the ongoing 36th AIPA General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. — VNS