Top legislator meets IPU President in Saint Petersburg

NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan meets IPU President Saber Chowdhury in Saint Petersburg (Source: VNA)

Saint Petersburg (VNA) – The National Assembly of Vietnam will soon implement the
sustainable development goals (SDGs) self-assessment toolkit built by the Inter-Parliamentary
Union (IPU) and the United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP).

Vietnamese NA
Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan made the pledge at a meeting with IPU President
Saber Chowdhury in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on October 14 before attending the
137th IPU Assembly.

Ngan thanked the
IPU President for attending and sharing his experience at an IPU symposium on
climate change adaptation held Ho Chi Minh City in May.

She also spoke
highly of President Chowdhury’s contributions to the IPU’s activities during the
2014 – 2017 tenure and expressed her belief that the IPU will continue
promoting its role and position as the world’s largest parliamentary
cooperation organisation and supporting its member parliaments for peace,
democracy, cooperation and sustainable development.

For his part, President
Chowdhury lauded the Vietnamese NA’s dynamic and responsible participation in the
IPU’s activities as well as its strict implementation of the IPU’s resolutions.

He believed that
the relationship between the IPU and Vietnam will develop further and Vietnam
will make more effective and practical contributions to IPU in the years to
come.

Ngan affirmed
that the Vietnamese parliament will include SDGs in the nation’s socio-economic
development programmes in line with the Hanoi Declaration ratified at IPU-132 held
in Vietnam in 2015.

On this
occasion, the NA Chairwoman handed over a letter of invitation to President
Chowdhury to attend the 26th Asia Pacific Parliamentary
Forum (APPF) to be hosted by Vietnam in January 2018.-VNA



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