|NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (right) and IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong
Meeting with the IPU Secretary General on September 30 on the sidelines of the 37th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA-37) in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, the Vietnamese NA leader appreciated the important role played by Martin Chungong in the IPU.
She expressed her belief that with over 20 years of experience working at the IPU’s secretariat, Martin Chungong will assist the IPU and its member parliaments in striving for the goals of peace, democracy, cooperation and sustainable development.
Secretary General Martin Chungong spoke highly of the Vietnamese NA’s contributions to the IPU, especially its hosting of the IPU 32, saying that the Hanoi Declaration has reflected commitments of IPU’s member nations to promoting the realisation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) after 2015.
Congratulating Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on her election as the new leader of the Vietnamese legislature, he hopes Ngan will make significant contributions to the IPU.
Earlier the same day, NA Chairwoman Ngan joined heads of delegations to the AIPA 37 in paying courtesy visits to speaker of the upper house and lower house of Myanmar’s Assembly of the Union and President of AIPA 37 Mann Win Khaing Than.