Chairman of the National Assembly Office Nguyen Hanh Phuc. Photo:

Chairman of the National Assembly Office Nguyen Hanh Phuc held talks with representatives from the standing committee of the Association of Secretaries General of Parliaments (ASGP) in Geneva on October 14 to propose a topic for the 132nd meeting of ASGP (ASGP-132) scheduled for March 2015 in Hanoi.

The talks took place on the sidelines of the ongoing 131st Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, during which Phuc proposed the main theme for the ASGP-132 should be “the efficiency of the parliamentary consultative model”.

He said the discussion would provide a chance for IPU members to evaluate the efficiency of current consultative apparatus of legislative bodies, and draw out criteria to set up suitable consultative units to improve the quality and efficiency of parliaments.

ASGP is a consultative organ under the IPU that plays a vital role in ensuring the efficient operation of the union. The association will hold its official meeting in Geneva on October 16 to put forth advice on realising the goals set by IPU.

Source: VNA