Vietnam was committed to hosting the 132nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-132), which would be held in Hanoi from March 28 to April 1, National Assembly (NA) Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung said at the NA Standing Committee’s 36th session on March 9.
The IPU-132 would provide important messages on peace, democracy and social justice, Hung said, adding that it would also be a great opportunity to promote Vietnamese nation, people, and parliament.
NA Chairnan Nguyen Sinh Hung at the 36th session of the NA Standing Committee__Photo: Nhan Sang/VNA
The Vietnamese delegation would participate in sessions that focus on cyber war, water management, children’s rights, the role of legislative bodies in ensuring adequate healthcare services for women and children, democracy in the digital age and threats to personal and privacy rights, the NA leader said.
Chairman of the NA’s Committee for External Relations Tran Van Hang, who is also the standing deputy head of the IPU-132 organizing committee, said the IPU 132 was scheduled to include 67 sessions and 66 bilateral meetings.
Until now 126 delegations have registered for the event, and Vietnam will send 12 NA deputies to participate in and speak at 15 forums, Hang said.
The rehearsal for the opening ceremony will be held at the NA House on March 15. Related agencies are also working hard to ensure security for the event.
The IPU is expected to adopt the Hanoi Declaration as an official document to be submitted to heads of legislative bodies in August and to the United Nations General Assembly in September, 2015.
During this 36th session, which is scheduled to last until March 17, the NA Standing Committee will also give comments on eight draft laws and a number of resolutions and infrastructure projects. They will also debate adjustment of some administrative units and organize question-and-answer sessions for the Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court and the Minister-Chairman of the Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs.-