AIPA Secretary-General Nguyễn Tường Vân during the interview with Vietnam News Agency. VNA/VNS Photo Hữu Chiến
JAKARTA — Leaders of ASEAN countries and the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) will hold a teleconferenced dialogue today, during which they will show their commitment to enhancing solidarity within the bloc and its relations with partners to cope with challenges and build a sustainable community.
The dialogue will take place within the framework of the 36th ASEAN Summit.
Talking to the Vietnam News Agency, AIPA Secretary-General Nguyễn Tường Vân said the annual dialogue, first held in 2009, demonstrates ASEAN and AIPA leaders’ pledge to strengthen co-operation between the bloc’s executive and legislative bodies in resolving common issues of concern in the region.
She said that at the upcoming event, ASEAN 2020 Chair Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, AIPA Chair National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân, and leaders from other ASEAN governments and parliaments will confirm their commitment to enhancing the bloc’s solidarity and unanimity, highlight ASEAN’s centrality, and strengthen its relations with partners to deal with COVID-19