Vietnam to affirm its international role by the success of 132nd IPU assembly meetings
After five working days (March 28 - April 1) the 132nd Inter-Parliamentary Union held in Hanoi has ended with success and satisfaction from all delegates. The host received praising from leaders of parliamentaries, MPs and participants for its positive role. The opening ceremony, general debates, executive meetings, young MP's forums, female MP conferences as well as meetings of Parliamentary General Secretary Association have achieved great success in the atmosphere of friendship, cooperation, unity, and responsibility.
All delegates showed their consensus and made positive contributions to the general subject of "Stable development goals: Turning words into action" amongst other important and practical contents. Several crucial resolutions have been ratified by permanent committees i.e. "Cyber war - serious threat to global security and peace"; "New mechanism configuration on water resource management, Boosting parliament actions on Water, implementing International Laws in human rights, uninterfering into other's matters and the national sovereignty".
Another profound subject that gained high consensus was the resolution over Parliament's role in preventing terrorist activities of Islamic State and Boko Haram group against people especially against women and children.
Vietnam - the hosting country - has deep thoughts in contents of all resolutions, showing its readiness as an active and responsible member of IPU with a clear point of view to build a stable, peaceful world. Its role has been appreciated by the Chairman of IPU Mr. Saber Chowdhury, who recognised Vietnam's new approach: giving solutions instead of listing out problems and causes.
At the closing ceremony, Hanoi Declaration has been ratified, reflecting actions and commitments of IPU members for stable development goals, national interests, and for the people. The declaration shows the citizen-centred developing vision for stable future basing on fulfilling all human rights would be trendy. "The Hanoi Declaration has made its meaning which was composed and ratified in Hanoi, to be the heritage of Vietnam to the world", quoted Mr. Chowdhury.
The success of IPU not only comes from the preparation of Administration and Hanoians but also stems from the spirits of the Assembly which respect human rights in connection with national sovereignty, freedom and democracy. IPU also respects international laws and urges its members to do so, since international laws play a role of arbitrator for conflicts among countries globally and regionally. IPU's major purposes are for the citizens and therefore push for steady developments, joint efforts in solving global problems ranging from climate change, counter terrorism to ethnic conflicts.
Vietnam, known as winner against major empires in the past, now recognised by the world as a peace-loving nation as well as the host of several global successful events i.e. APEC summit 2007, Economic conference between Vietnam and the Middle East counterparts 2013, to 132nd IPU 2015. The achievements show a dynamic Vietnam arising/awakening from long-lasting wars, gaining successes and marking its position globally and regionally.
Vietnam - South Africa: corporation for co-development
In the realm of the working visit to 132nd IPU in Hanoi, the Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa Mdm. Baleka Mbete was warmly welcomed by Vietnam's General Secretary of the Communist Party Mr. Nguyen Phu Trong as well as President of Vietnam's National Assembly Mr. Nguyen Sinh Hung.
Vietnam's Communist Party's leading role in the cause of stabilising and developing the country is similar to the importance of African National Congress in fulfilling the targets of building national independence, strengthening the country, therefore making South Africa a crucial member country of BRICS.
Being the leader in Africa Continent in terms of economy, politics, and society, a developed South Africa provides a good chance for Vietnam entrepreneurs to assess African market. Likewise, as a member of ASEAN, Vietnam is making its efforts to be the bridge between South Africa and the most active region worldwide.
The two sides agreed to exchange delegations of National Assembly, support each others in regional and global Inter-Parliamentary Union as well as political consultancy, cooperate in the field of economy, science and technology, education healthcare, agriculture etc, within the framework of Joint Commission of two countries. This catalyst helps to build cooperative relationship in the making of "Counterparts for Cooperation and Development".