Vietnam attends Asian Parliamentary Assembly

Jakarta (VNA) – A delegation from the National Assembly led by NA Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu is attending the third session of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA-3), taking place in Jakarta, Indonesia, from Nov. 27-29.

Addressing the APA plenary on Nov. 28, Vice Chairman Luu said Vietnam welcomes and supports the initiatives and efforts extended by the host country and other Asian countries to increase cooperation in tackling the current global financial crisis and preventing a similar crisis from occurring in the future.

According to Luu, challenges posed by the environment, natural disasters, the exhaustion of natural resources and the prevalence of poverty are threatening the sustainable growth and living conditions of people across Asia.

He suggested that the APA members step up their cooperation and improve the APA’s efficiency in dealing with such problems in order to stimulate peace and prosperity across the region and the world.

The Vietnamese official also affirmed that Vietnam, as one of the APA founders, wishes to share its experiences with other Asian countries in developing their economies for the sake of peace, stability and prosperity, particularly in the current context.

The Vietnamese delegation actively participated in numerous activities during the APA session, including sessions of the Executive Board and committees, plenary sessions, debates of draft bills on the cooperation between the APA and other multilateral cooperation organizations, as well as discussions focusing on the global financial crisis, climate change, poverty reduction, anti-corruption measures and terrorism.

On Nov. 27, following the APA session’s opening ceremony, Vice Chairman Luu and other heads of delegations planted trees within the Indonesian Parliament’s precinct in response to a scheme to plan one billion green trees, launched by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

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