126 delegations to join IPU-132

16:02 | 09/03/2015

VGP – The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on March 9 gave comments on preparations for the 132nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-132).

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A total number of 126 delegations have registered to join the event, said NA Committee for Foreign Affairs Chairman and Deputy Head of the Standing Organization Committee for IPU-132 Tran Van Hang.

NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung appreciated the preparations, asserting that relevant agencies should closely coordinate to complete remaining works for the success of the event.

The IPU-132 will be held from March 28-April 1 with the main themes on sustainable development goals and turning words into actions.

The themes have shown the commitments of the world’s parliamentary community, including Viet Nam’s NA through specific activities for the sustainable development goals, which are being discussed by the UN and will be approved in 2015.

At the end of the 132nd Assembly meeting, the IPU is expected to adopt the “Ha Noi Declaration”- a historic document bearing the hall mark of the IPU-132 in Viet Nam.

The declaration will be used as an official document for submission to the heads of legislative bodies in August and to the UN General Assembly in September 2015.

By Thuy Dung