Vietnam active in boosting Asia – Europe connectivity at ASEP 9

08:38 | 25/04/2016 Cooperation

National Assembly (NA) Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu has proposed numerous measures to effectively foster the cooperation between Asia and Europe at the 9th Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership (ASEP-9) Meeting, which ran from April 21-22 in Mongolia.

Vietnam active in boosting Asia – Europe connectivity at ASEP 9

National Assembly (NA) Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu (Source: VOV)

NA Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu, who led the Vietnamese delegation to the event, attached significance to the ASEP, saying that the connection between the two economic blocs in Europe and Asia will create a new impetus to trade and investment exchanges, as well as other shared issues.

ASEP-9 is one of the two key events hosted by Mongolia this year, together with the 11th Asia-Europe Summit Meeting (ASEM-11), which aims to mark the 20th founding anniversary of ASEM. This year’s version saw the participation of 200 delegates from 32 ASEP member nations and international organisations.

With the theme of “The role of ASEP to ASEM”, the meeting focused its discussions on the “Connectivity and efficiency of multi-lateral mechanisms” and “Partnership toward the future”.

Participants spoke highly of the achievements ASEP have reached in three pillar areas and highlighted the organisation’s role in consolidating the political dialogues between the two continents on regional and international issues, in a bid to forge socio-economic-trade, culture and education relations. They also reached agreement on fostering people-to-people, parliamentary and government connectivity between the two continents via investment in traffic infrastructure.

Numerous initiatives were raised at the meeting to strengthen dialogues, and build trust and cooperation for peace, security and stability in the Asia-Pacific Region and in the world.

The ASEP meeting adopted a joint statement, highlighting the role of parliamentarians in Asia – Europe connectivity to ensure peace, stability and prosperity in the region.

The 10 th event is slated to take place in Europe in 2018.

During the event, the Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) Vice Chairman was received by the Mongolian NA Speaker, during which the two sides discussed measures to strengthen the relations between the two NAs and nations.

NA Vice Chairman Luu also had bilateral meetings with delegations from Italy, Russia, Australia, Finland, Laos, Cambodia and Singapore./.


Source: VNA