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Viet Nam recommends solutions to global migrant issues at IPU-133

Update: October, 21/2015 - 09:30
Viet Nam proposed several solutions on the global migration issue at the 133rd Assembly of the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU-133) in Geneva. —  Photo AFP

GENEVA (VNS) — Viet Nam proposed several solutions on the global migration issue at the 133rd Assembly of the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU-133) in Geneva, Switzerland.

International migration has become a major concern around the world amid comprehensive integration and globalisation. IPU member parliament representatives focused on the matter, adopting an urgent resolution on protecting migrants through international conventions and humanitarian law yesterday.

Addressing an IPU-133 plenary session, Chairman of the Vietnamese National Assembly's Committee for External Relations Tran Van Hang said international migration greatly impacted the socio-economic and cultural development of each country. Not a single nation was an outsider or could solve the matter on its own.

International co-operation on migration management needed to be improved, and a number of bilateral and multilateral mechanisms needed to be set up to boost international partnerships, he said.

While suggesting solutions, he called for more comprehensive co-ordination on addressing the causes of these waves of migrants and refugees.

The UN, and regional and global organisations should play an important role in co-ordinating efforts to help countries improve their socio-economic situations, seeking political and reconciliatory solutions to conflicts and assisting countries heavily affected by migrant crises. — VNS

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