|National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung speaks at the event. — Photo VNA
HA NOI (VNS) — National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung has reiterated Viet Nam's long-standing policy of supporting all efforts to build an equitable society for all people.
He made the statement in Ha Noi on Saturday at a meeting with female Cambodian, Lao and Vietnamese parliamentarians. Also present were female ambassadors and chief representatives of international organisations in Viet Nam to mark International Women's Day (March 8) and in the lead-up to the 132nd Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly (IPU-132).
Further, Nguyen Sinh Hung praised his guests as outstanding women who had made important contributions to the development of Viet Nam and the world, as well as helping to improve relations between Viet Nam and the international community.
The IPU-132, scheduled to take place in Ha Noi in late March, would provide an opportunity to introduce Viet Nam's land, people and culture, and to confirm its determination to ensure equal rights and opportunities for all people, he stated.
Under the theme "The sustainable development goals: Turning words into action", the assembly was to discuss measures to assure sustainable development that included gender equality objectives integrated into all activities of sustainable development goals, similar to the process of realising millennium goals, he added.
He also expressed his hope that the women parliamentarians and leaders would continue to participate, as they had in working to promote equality and advancement for all.
At the meeting, the guests were also briefed on the country's preparations for the upcoming IPU-132, which will take place in Ha Noi from March 28 to April 1.
The IPU-132 organisers held a final rehearsal for the opening ceremony at National Assembly House in Ha Noi yesterday.
Speaking at a meeting after the rehearsal, NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung said that preparations for the assembly were almost complete.
He stressed that the general assembly was an important parliamentary and diplomatic event involving a huge number of international delegations, so special attention should be paid to security at the event. — VNS