|Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân.– VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI – Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân and a high-ranking delegation left Hà Nội on Monday for the 27th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-27) in Siem Reap, Cambodia, from Monday to Wednesday.
The trip is made at the invitation of President of the Cambodian National Assembly Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, also chairman of the APPF-27.
The APPF was established on March 15, 1993, aiming to build trust among parliaments in Asia-Pacific via the enhancement of dialogues between regional parliamentarians.
The APPF gathers 27 member parliaments, including Australia, Cambodia, Canada, China, Chile, Thailand, the US and Việt Nam.
In the context of deeper globalisation, together with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, the APPF has affirmed its role as a crucial dialogue and co-operation mechanism among regional nations.
Since becoming an APPF member in January 1995, the Vietnamese NA has been active at the forum and hosted the APPF-13 in January 2005.
At the APPF-26 in Hà Nội in January, 2018, the Hà Nội Declaration was adopted, setting forth a new vision for parliamentary ties towards 2030. It boosted the partnership between APPF and APEC to realise Asian-Pacific people’s aspiration about a region of peace and development.
Under the theme ‘Strengthening parliamentary partnership for peace, security, and sustainable development’, the APPF-27 will prioritise safeguarding peace, security and sustainable development. — VNS