Vietnamese NA Chairman Leading High Ranking Delegation Arrives EU For Working Trip

A high-raking delegation of the Vietnam National Assembly (NA) led by NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue arrived in Vienna, Austria, on September 5 to attend the fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament (WCSP) and make working visits to several EU nations.
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Vietnamese NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue has arrived in Vienna, Austria. Photo: nguoilaodong

National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue arrived at the Vienna-Schwechat airport in Austria on September 5 evening, beginning his trip to attend the fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament (WCSP5) in Vienna at the invitation of President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Duarte Pacheco and President of the Austrian National Council Wolfgang Sobotka.

Hue was welcomed at Schwechat airport by Vietnamese ambassador to Austria Nguyen Trung Kien and other officials of the embassy.

He then met with officials of the embassy and representatives of Vietnamese expatriates in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia to reaffirm the policy on great national unity of the Party and State that consider the Vietnamese community abroad an integral part of the Vietnamese state.

The meeting was considered a special constituency meeting of the NA Chairman with the expatriates.

The Vietnamese NA delegation will attend the fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament from September 6-9. Hue will deliver three important speeches in plenary sessions and panel discussions, highlighting issues on sustainable development, the role of multilateralism in COVID-19 response and post-pandemic recovery, digital transformation, climate change and environmental protection.

NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue has arrived in Vienna, Austria, beginning his working trip to the EU, where he will attend the fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament in Vienna.
NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue has arrived in Vienna, Austria, beginning his working trip to the EU, where he will attend the fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament in Vienna.

Hue is scheduled to meet with leaders of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, a number of parliaments from other countries, and several international organizations. He will also meet with representatives of Austrian businesses and attend the Vietnam - Austria business forum.

The WCSP, due to take place in Vienna from September 6-9, is to attract delegates from 104 members of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and observers. Heads of IPU parliament members will deliver speeches at plenary sessions, focusing on such topics as sustainable development, climate change, gender equality, COVID-19 impact mitigation, and the role of multilateralism.

After the WCSP5, Hue and his entourage will pay working visits to the European parliament, Belgium and Finland till September 11, according to the VOV.

A number of and Vietnamese ministers in charge of foreign affairs, investment, trade, agriculture, labour, and public security who are accompanying Hue will meet their counterparts in the host countries to promote cooperation in issues of mutual concern.

NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue meets with the ambassadors to five European countries (Photo: VNA)
NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue meets with the ambassadors to five European countries (Photo: VNA)

NA Chairman Hue is scheduled to deliver speeches on the overall topic of the conference and at some discussions, focusing on sustainable development, the response to COVID-19 and post-pandemic recovery.

On the sidelines of the event, the Vietnamese NA leader will have meetings with leaders of the IPU, parliaments of some countries and some international organisations. He will also attend a Vietnam-Austria business forum.

The conference is a new and special mechanism of the IPU, aiming to contribute a common voice to the United Nations on the settlement of global issues. It is held every five years.

Also on September 5 evening, NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue met Vietnamese Ambassadors to the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Austria and Germany.

He lauded the efforts of Vietnamese representative agencies abroad, including those in Europe, in implementing the vaccine diplomacy, asking the ambassadors to continue to work hard by all means and all channels to bring more COVID-19 vaccines to Vietnam.

The ambassadors should exert more efforts to seek more vaccine sources and remove all obstacles in procedures to bring vaccines and medical supplies home as fast and soon as possible, he requested.

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