Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker attends ASEAN AIPA Leaders’ Interface Nay Pyi Taw, 26 June 2020

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker attends ASEAN AIPA Leaders’ Interface Nay Pyi Taw, 26 June 2020

The Speaker of the Pyidaungsu and Pyithu Hluttaws, U T Khun Myat, attended the video conference of the ASEAN-AIPA Leaders’ Interface at 3:35 hours.

Viet Nam’s Prime Minister Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, the rotating ASEAN Chairman, delivered the opening speech calling for increased participation for COVID-19 preventive measures and more investment in the region.

Next, ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) rotating Chairperson and Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Viet Nam delivered an address where she expressed worries of the effects of the global pandemic COVID-19 on ASEAN nations. She believes ASEAN will be able to overcome the pandemic and recover its socioeconomic activities. She said AIPA members recognize ASEAN’s theme for 2020 as ‘Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN Community’ and called on increased cooperation in all sectors.

ASEAN leaders and AIPA members then discussed for the success of ASEAN’s 2025 objectives after which Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat voiced his support for the theme of the meeting, saying it reflects the current situation. He said the unity of ASEAN is important and wished for the success of the 36th ASEAN Summit and the upcoming 41st AIPA General Assembly.

The Vietnamese Prime Minister then delivered the closing speech at 16:20 hours.

Also attending the meeting were Pyidaungsu Hluttaw AIPA Joint Committee Chairman U Zaw Thein and Director-General U Kyaw Soe of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Office.

Reference: GNLM


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