Chairman of the National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Sinh Hung had a meeting
with Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan Tadamori Oshima on
August 31 while attending the 4th World Conference of Speakers of
Parliament in New York, the United States.
At the meeting, the Vietnamese NA chairman spoke highly of the Japanese
legislature’s contribution to the success of the 132nd
Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly (IPU-132) held in Hanoi as well as
its support of the friendship and cooperation between the two countries
and their peoples.
The two nations should continue holding high-level meetings on a regular
basis and ramp up exchange activities between the two parliaments and
their representatives as well as the friendship parliamentarians’ unions
to further strengthen the bilateral strategic partnership, Hung
He hoped for the persistent support of the National Diet of Japan in
implementing signed high-level economic agreements and urged the
continued provision of official development assistance from the Japanese
Government to help Vietnam develop into an industrialised nation by
Speaking of the regional tension in the East Sea, Chairman Hung said
that Vietnam maintains its stance of settling the current dispute via
peaceful resolutions in accordance with international laws and hopes
involved parties will soon agree upon a Code of Conduct (COC) in the
Vietnam sincerely thanked Japan and its National Diet for the support in this matter, he added.
For his part, Speaker Oshima praised the strong development of the
Extensive Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity in Asia between
Vietnam and Japan and reaffirmed that Japan treasures its relationship
with Vietnam—which is regarded as a key focus in its external policies.
The same day, NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung visited Vietnamese staff of
the Permanent Mission of Vietnam to the United Nations, who he
congratulated on the occasion of the 70 th founding anniversary of the
diplomatic sector (August 28, 1945).
He hoped the permanent mission would work tirelessly to unite the
overseas Vietnamese community in New York and inspire love for their
NA Chairman Hung arrived in New York at 8:00 am on August 30 (local
time) to take part in the 4 th World Conference of Speakers of
Parliament from August 31 to September 2 at the invitation of President
of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Saber Chowdhury.
The NA Chairman is scheduled to participate in the general debate titled
“Placing democracy at the service of peace and sustainable development:
Building the world the people want” and the panel discussion
“Translating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into action”. He
will chair a discussion on “Mainstreaming the SDGs in the budget and
legislative process, overcoming silos, monitoring national and global
progress through parliaments”.
He will hold bilateral talks with IPU President Saber Chowdhury, the
President of the United Nations General Assembly and several speakers of
parliament at the sidelines of the event.
He will also preside over a banquet at the UN headquarters to celebrate
the 70 th anniversary of Vietnam’s National Day (September 2) with many
diplomats and overseas Vietnamese nationals in the US in attendance.-VNA