The Vietnamese top legislator is attending the IPU-140 at the invitation of IPU President Gabriela Cuevas Barron, and Chairman of the Consultative Assembly of Qatar Ahmad Bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud.

NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan at Melsbroek airport in Brussels

Established in 1889 in Paris, France, the IPU now comprises 178 members and 12 associate members. It aims to enhance exchanges between parliaments and contribute to protecting human rights worldwide.

Since Vietnam joined the IPU in April 1979, its active participation has been acknowledged by other members. Over the years, relations between the Vietnamese legislature and other parliaments have been strengthened.

Vietnam hosted the 132nd IPU Assembly in April 2015, during which the Hanoi Declaration was adopted, contributing to devising the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

Source: VNA