National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân chairs the meeting. VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI The first meeting of the National Steering Committee and the Organising Committee for the 41st General Assembly of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA 41) took place on Tuesday under the chair of National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân.
National Assembly Chairwoman Ngân, who is also the chair of AIPA 41, said Viet Nam would also serve as Chair of ASEAN in 2020, so the National Steering Committee and Organising Committee for AIPA 41 would work closely with the National ASEAN 2020 Committee to organise and chair major events of AIPA in 2020.
She said Việt Nam would strive to build AIPA into a close-knit and effective organisation, meeting the interests of member parliaments.
General Secretary of the NA and Chairman of the NA Office Nguyễn Hạnh Phúc announced two resolutions of the NA Standing Committee on establishing the National Steering Committee and the Organising Committee for AIPA 41, which took effect on November 5.
Accordingly, the National Steering Committee for AIPA 41 has five members and is headed by NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân.
The Organising Committee for AIPA 41 has 27 members and is headed by Standing NA Vice Chairwoman Tòng Thị Phóng.
At the meeting, participants gave feedback on the report of the NA’s Committee for External Relations on preparations for the AIPA Chair Year 2020, focusing on the 41st General Assembly of AIPA slated for late August and early September 2020 in Hạ Long City, Quảng Ninh province.
Other topics of discussion were activities during the AIPA Chair Year 2020, the coordination between AIPA and ASEAN, logistics and communication work for official activities of AIPA during the year. VNS