Bangkok (VNA) – Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Vietnamese National Assembly Seen Hai Ha suggested that countries build trust and respect for each other’s sovereignty, political institutions and legitimate interests while addressing a session of the 30th meeting of the
Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) which concluded in Thailand on October 28.
He also proposed that nations strengthen their cooperation to ensure peace, stability and rule of law in the seas and oceans, saying that the East Sea should be maintained as a sea of peace, cooperation, security, safety and freedom of navigation and overflight on the basis of respect for the basic principles. of the United Nations Charter and international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
Ha called on APPF member countries to continue their role in building and implementing international commitments and laws relating to peace, security and development in the region, while urging governments to work to improve the effectiveness of cooperation to contain COVID-19. 19, and preventing and resolving traditional and non-traditional security issues.
The legislator also informed the participants about the
vietnamese national assemblyin parliamentary diplomacy, saying that he made recommendations for consolidating the peaceful environment in the era of innovation and technological reform.
The meeting issued a joint statement which stresses the need to promote parliamentary diplomacy and boost the green economy and the digital economy, for a sustainable recovery, as well as for peace and prosperity in the region.
On the sidelines of the meeting, Ha, head of the Vietnamese delegation, met with Speaker of the Thai National Assembly Chuan Leekpai, and paid a courtesy visit to Speaker of the Lao National Assembly Saysomphone Phomvihane.
He also had bilateral meetings with delegations from Canada, Cambodia, Australia and New Zealand.
During the talks, Ha praised the relationship between the Vietnamese legislature and its foreign counterparts, and expressed his hope for stronger ties in the coming times./.