Vietnam ready to support cooperation with Eurasian parliaments: NA Chairwoman
Updated : Wednesday, October 10, 2018 5:23 PM (GMT+0700)

Vietnamis ready to support cooperation with parliaments of Eurasian countries, shareexperience and information to help each other cope with global challenges,contributing to ensuring peace, security and prosperity in the world, saidChairwoman of the country’s National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan. 

Chairwoman of the country’s National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan addressed the 
first plenary session at the third Meeting of Speakers of Eurasian Countries’ Parliaments
(MSEAP 3) in Antalya, Turkey, on October 9 - Photo: VNA

Addressing the first plenarysession at the third Meeting of Speakers of Eurasian Countries’ Parliaments(MSEAP 3) in Antalya, Turkey, on October 9, Chairwoman Kim Ngan stressed thatduring the one year since the 2nd MSEAP, the world has seen numerouschanges in both political and economic spheres. Despite some recovery, theworld economy is facing many challenges, especially trade war, protectionismand geo-political instability in some regions. Meanwhile, the politicalsituation witnessed complicated developments, with disputes, terrorism, violentextremism, trans-national crime, cyber security and climate change seriouslythreatening peace, stability and sustainable development of manycountries. 

In such context, the worldacknowledged efforts to maintain peace and cooperation to eliminate hot spotsin Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, along with initiatives to utilizescientific-technological achievements to take humankind into a new stage ofdevelopment, she said, adding that it meets the aspiration and interests of thepeople who parliamentarians represent. 

Ngan stressed that economiccooperation on the basis of mutual respect for each other’s independence,sovereignty, territorial integrity, equality and mutual benefits is animportant condition to maintain a peaceful and stable environment for addressingchallenges and striving for sustainable development. At the same time, economicdevelopment must go hand in hand with environmental protection, adaptation toclimate change and alleviation risks of natural disasters. 

Vietnam always activelyparticipates in parliamentary diplomacy in the region and the world, shesaid. 

“We are ready to coordinateto connect the Eurasian parliamentary cooperation with inter-parliamentarycooperation mechanisms such as IPU, AIPA and APPF, thus expanding our workingagenda towards the effective implementation of the Agenda 2030 on SustainableDevelopment”, she said.   

Sharing that Vietnam iscontinuing with international integration, Chairwoman Ngan said Vietnam wantsto cooperate more closely with Eurasian countries across the fields,particularly in innovation, digital technology, smart connectivity andinclusive and sustainable development. 

She proposed furtherstrengthening Eurasian cooperation, intensifying regional and inter-regionaleconomic connectivity, and promoting multilateral trade globally on the basisof mutual benefits and international law. 

The Vietnamese parliamentaryleader also recommended promoting Eurasian cooperation in technology transfer,environmental protection and response to climate change. Developed countriesshould uphold their pioneering role in helping developing nations, includingVietnam, realise sustainable goals. 

She voiced support ofEurasian countries’ efforts to build the Eurasian parliamentary cooperationmechanism into a strong and more close-knit forum, and expand linkage withother inter-parliamentary forums and organisations in the world in order toenhance parliamentary diplomacy. 

She also mentioned the needto build trust, mutual understanding and respect, settle disputes by peacefulmeasures, abide by international law and cooperate for sustainable developmentgoals, thus bringing peace, stability and prosperity for every one. 

The NA Chairwoman concludedthe speech with support for the reform of global governance mechanism towardsmore equality, democracy and efficiency, in line with the change in powerbalance and the increasing role of developing economies.


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