Viet Nam, Laos, Cambodia issue joint statement on summit mechanism
VGP - The top legislators of Viet Nam, Cambodia and Laos signed a joint statement on establishing a summit mechanism for the three legislatures in Phnom Penh on November 20.
Chairman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue, President of the Cambodian National Assembly Samdech Heng Samrin and Chairman of the Lao National Assembly Saysomphone Phomvihane inked the joint statement within the framework of the 43rd General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA-43).
The top legislators agreed to upgrade the current conference among the three NAs’ committees to the CLV Parliamentary Summit, which will be held every two years under the rotational chair of the leaders of the three NAs in alphabet order.
The joint statement affirmed that the establishment of the CLV Parliamentary Summit mechanism is aimed at promoting and strengthening the friendship, solidarity and comprehensive cooperation among the three countries, focusing on socio-economic development, defense-security cooperation and people’s exchange, for sustainable development of the three countries and the region as a whole.
The mechanism will promote and monitor the implementation of agreements, action programs and cooperation projects reached by the three Governments as well as of multilateral agreements to which the three countries are members; promote the sharing and exchange of information, experience and good practices in performing the functions and tasks of the three NAs; allocate budgets and discuss ways to mobilize capital from partners in and outside the CLV region to carry out programs and projects in the development triangle and other fields of cooperation.
Earlier, Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue left Ha Noi on November 19 morning for the 43rd ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA-43) and official visits to Cambodia and the Philippines.
The trips, from November 19-25, are made at the invitation of President of the Cambodian National Assembly and AIPA-43 Chair Samdech Heng Samrin, and President of the Senate of the Philippines Juan Miguel Zubiri./.