Chairwoman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophone (APF)’s Việt Nam Sub-Committee Nguyễn Thúy Anh (left) at the meeting. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Chairwoman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophone (APF)’s Việt Nam Sub-Committee Nguyễn Thúy Anh has been elected the APF Vice President for the 2019-21 tenure.
Anh led a Vietnamese delegation to the APF’s 45th session and related meetings in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast from July 4 to 9.
President of the Ivory Coast National Assembly Amadou Soumahoro was elected APF President.
The APF’s plenary sessions were chaired by its last President and President of the National Assembly of Quebec Francois Paradis.
Participants focused their discussions on strategies to realise goals regarding cultural diversity, the maintenance of peace, democracy and human rights, gender equality and sustainable development.
In the near future, the Việt Nam sub-committee and others in the Asia-Pacific region along with the APF, will strive to uphold the role of the inter-parliamentary organisation in maintaining peace, stability and development. They will work to realise sustainable development goals, promote parliamentary diplomacy and expand ties with regional and global inter-parliamentary organisations. — VNS