Viet Nam’s 2020 AIPA Chairmanship and the 41st AIPA General Assembly.

Welcome to the official website of Viet Nam’s 2020 AIPA Chairmanship and the 41st AIPA General Assembly, which will be held online from September 8th to 10th, 2020. (www.aipa2020.vn)

Standing side by side with ASEAN, AIPA plays an essential role in contributing to regional integration and cooperation for joint development of ASEAN countries. With a view to consolidating the solidarity and cooperation among ASEAN, AIPA and Member Parliaments will continuously join hands with Governments of ASEAN Member Countries in building ASEAN Community, promoting ASEAN’s central role in the maintenance of peace and security in the region, the National Assembly of Viet Nam has decided to choose “Parliamentary Diplomacy for a Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN Community” as the theme of the 41st General Assembly of AIPA.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020, AIPA’s conferences and meetings, without precedent, are conducted online. Thanks to the solidarity, mutual assistance of AIPA Member Parliaments, the active collaboration of H.E. Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Viet Nam, Chairman of ASEAN and ASEAN Member States, we have successfully held the AIPA – ASEAN Interface Meeting within the 36th ASEAN Summit, the 3rd Meeting of AIPA Advisory Council on Dangerous Drugs, and the Parliamentary Partnership on Educational and Cultural Cooperation for Sustainable Development.

On behalf of the National Assembly of Viet Nam and in my capacity as the President of AIPA, I extend my cordial invitation to delegations of AIPA Member Parliaments, Observers and other Guests to attend the Online Meeting of the 41st General Assembly of AIPA scheduled to take place in September. I am strongly confident that this website will be useful for your participation.

Source: http://aipa2020.vn/aipa41/news/greetings-from-the-president-of-aipa-president-of-the-national-assembly-of-the-socialist-republic-of-viet-nam