President Tran Dai Quang has sent a message to the 37th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA-37), affirming that Vietnam’s National Assembly will continue its effective contributions to the common development of the AIPA and ASEAN.
The AIPA 37 opened in Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw on September 30 and will last until October 3.
In the message, the President noted that the AIPA-37 took place amid deep and comprehensive changes in the world. Apart from the trend of peace, cooperation and development, the world is facing severe challenges that not any single country is capable enough to deal with them thoroughly.
“In such context, I am delighted at the official birth of the ASEAN Community in 2015 which is a historic milestone of ASEAN connectivity process, reflecting the bloc’s maturity and strength,” he wrote.
President Quang expressed his belief that as a forum of regional legislatures, AIPA will continue renewing its agenda, intensifying ties with parliaments of outside countries and actively strengthening support for and linkage with ASEAN governments to achieve goals set in the ASEAN Vision 2025.
The Vietnamese leader appreciated the AIPA-37’s theme “Vibrant AIPA for a progressive ASEAN Community”, which he said is a reflection of ASEAN member states’ wish to promote collaboration, laying a solid foundation for deeper regional connectivity and development.
He reaffirmed Vietnam’s consistent external policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, cooperation and development, multilateralisation and diversification of ties, active and proactive global integration, ready to be a friend, a trustworthy partner and a responsible member of the global community.
In conclusion, he wished that the AIPA-37 will be a success, contributing to peace, stability, prosperity and comprehensive cooperation of ASEAN./.