01/04/2015 09:41 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

PM hosts State reception for IPU-132 participants

Hanoi, April 1 (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung held a state-level reception for participants of the 132nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-132) at the Central Sector of the Thang Long Imperial Citadel in Hanoi on March 31.

National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung, IPU President Saber Chowdhury and IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong attended the party.

PM Nguyen Tan Dung said the success of the event cemented the role of the IPU in the international arena.

It’s not only the world’s largest multilateral parliamentary cooperative forum, but also contributes greatly to the United Nations in building the agenda for global sustainable development after 2015.

He also said in the current context, the threat of terrorism, land and sea conflicts and non-traditional security issues such as climate change, epidemics and food safety, countries needed to cooperate closely.

He said in order to maintain peace, stability and sustainable development, countries needed to respect the integrity and legal rights of other partners, while contributing to address common concerns.