Second meeting of National Steering Committee and Organising Committee for AIPA 41 held

06:00 | 07/08/2020 Events

The second meeting of the National Steering Committee and the Organising Committee for the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA 41) was held in Hanoi on August 5, under the chair of National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, who is also Chair of the AIPA 41.

NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan speaks at the meeting

Following the first meeting of the National Steering Committee and Organising Committee for AIPA 41 in November last year, the head of the Organising Committee signed a decision establishing the AIPA 41 National Secretariat and sub-committees, which have adjusted the organisation of AIPA 41 towards teleconferencing.

Speaking at the meeting, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said the NA of Vietnam has proposed organising the 41st General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly in the form of a teleconference at Hanoi’s International Convention Centre on September 8-10.

She highlighted the significance of preparations for the event, from the technical infrastructure to the content, logistics, and communications work, saying content preparation requires close coordination between the relevant agencies in order to reach consensus among AIPA member and observer countries.

The top Vietnamese legislator sent a letter last March to the heads of AIPA member legislatures and the AIPA Secretary General on the COVID-19 pandemic, calling on them to join hands with the government in the fight. Her appeal has received a warm response in AIPA member parliaments.

The ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with Representatives of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly was also held online within the framework of the 36th ASEAN Summit in June.

Theo NDO