IPU President hails Vietnam’s preparations for IPU-132
  • | VNA | March 26, 2015 08:42 AM
Vietnam will do its utmost to prepare for and make the 132nd Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly (IPU-132) a success, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung assured IPU President Saber Chowdhury during a reception in Hanoi on March 25.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (right) welcome IPU President Saber Chowdhury during a reception in Hanoi on March 25.

The PM said Vietnam highly values the role of IPU, an international organisation and multilateral forum, for the sake of peace, security, friendship, cooperation, development, freedom, democracy, human rights, gender equality, progress and social justice, all of which are compatible with Vietnam’s development orientations.

The country also appreciates the IPU-132’s theme “Sustainable development goals: Turning words into action” which he said is appropriate for the 2015 context and the IPU strategy for 2012-2017, he said.

Vietnam will act out its role as a responsible and active member of the IPU and support the IPU’s role in the United Nations General Assembly, he affirmed.

Chowdhury hailed Vietnam for its thorough preparations for IPU-132, and said its agenda will cover key issues of global concern, including water resources, cyber security and international law.

Vietnam is an exemplary model in terms of sustainable development, poverty reduction, climate change response and disaster mitigation, he said, adding that the IPU-132 and the pending Hanoi Declaration approval would contribute to the UN’s policymaking and post-2015 sustainable development goals.

He has full confidence that the IPU-132 will be a success, reaching crucial consensus for the common development of the IPU and international community at large.

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