NA Chairman busy with series of activities in Austria

National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue had a number of meetings and activities on September 7 as part of his trip to Austria to attend the fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament.

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On the morning of September 7, the opening ceremony of the fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament (WCSP5) took place with the participation of around 100 delegations, which are members and observers of the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU). The Vietnamese delegation was headed by NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue.

Addressing the plenary session, which was held right after the opening ceremony, the Vietnamese top legislator reaffirmed Vietnam’s viewpoint on sustainable development. Accordingly, due regard should be paid on people’s health and environmental protection rather than economic growth at any cost.

Vietnam always puts people at the center of its policies, Hue said, adding that the country wished to cooperate with nations and international organizations in its efforts to protect people’s health and environment alongside with economic development.

The Vietnamese Assembly has closely monitored the implementation of legal documents relating to green growth and digital economy as well as natural resources and environment protection, he noted.

The same day, NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue met with President of Japan’s House of Councillors Santo Akiko.

At the meeting, the two sides noted with pleasure the fruitful development of the Vietnam-Japan extensive strategic partnership in such areas as diplomacy, economy, trade and investment.

They shared the view that exchanges through the parliamentary channel have been enhanced, contributing to intensifying political trust, people-to-people exchanges and coordination between the two countries at regional and international forums.

The two leaders affirmed Vietnam and Japan will continue to support each other in pandemic containment and post-pandemic recovery, boost collaboration between legislative agencies and carry forward the role of friendship parliamentarians’ groups to promote cooperation initiatives.

Earlier on September 6, NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue met Speaker of the Indonesian People’s Representative Council (Lower House) Puan Maharani.

Both sides expressed their satisfaction about the development of bilateral ties over the past 65 years, especially since the upgrading of their relationship to strategic partnership level in 2013.

They agreed to further strengthen political trust and maintain high-level exchanges, both online and offline.

The same day, NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue had a meeting with Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna Ghada Fathi Waly.

He thanked the UN for its timely and effective support and advice to Vietnam’s national building and development cause, as well as the assistance given to the country’s efforts in fighting Covid-19 pandemic.

For her part, Waly affirmed the UN’s commitment to strengthen cooperation with Vietnam, adding that in the coming time, the UN will focus on intensifying cooperation with parliaments, including the Vietnamese National Assembly.

Also on September 6, NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue had a meeting with Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Mariano Grossi.

Affirming that Vietnam is an important partner of the IAEA, Grossi said the agency will provide Vietnam with three mobile real-time PCR systems and a large number of biological products./.

VNA