Overview of the meeting
The three-day seminar, opened on September 5 under the theme “Parliamentary Capacity Building and the Further Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals”, is intended to foster inter-regional exchanges on SDGs implementation between Asian and African parliaments.

Measures to address climate change will be on the table while experience will be exchanged among the lawmakers with the focus on the significance of industrial and agricultural modernization to poverty reduction.

The Vietnamese delegation will participate in discussions on the agenda. They will also have bilateral meetings with the host-Chinese delegation, IPU Secretariat officials and the Lao delegation.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted in September, 2015. The IPU and its members have proactively carried out the agenda by organizing a line-up of seminars.

The Beijing seminar is held following the regional seminar on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for the Parliaments in the Asia-Pacific Region that took place in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City from May 11-12.

Source: VNA