Al-Lahham continues meetings with parliamentarians on sideline of IPU session

Hanoi, SANA – Speaker of the Syrian People’s Assembly on Tuesday held a number of meetings with heads of delegations participating in the 132nd session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union currently being held in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Al-Lahham met Secretary General of the IPU Martin Chungong, affirming tom the need for the IPU to play a role in limiting the interference of some states in other states’ internal affairs, calling for bolstering parliamentary efforts to face terrorism and lauding the IPU’s role in opening communication channels.

Al-Lahham also met President of the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador Sigfrido Reyes Morales, and discussed with him means to develop parliamentary relations between the two countries.

In a similar meeting with Deputy President of the Cuban National Assembly of People’s Power Yolanda Ferrer Gomez, al-Lahham lauded the strong historical relations between the two countries and Cuba’s support for Syria, stressing the need to further develop bilateral relations.

Likewise, Speaker al-Laham met head of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the Mexican Senate, Gabriela Cuevas Barron, and discussed with her means of bolstering parliamentary relations between the two countries.

He also discussed with head of the Dutch delegation to the IPU, Hans Franken, bilateral relations and the need to increase coordination to confront terrorism.

Meetings of the IPU’s 132 session began on Saturday in Hanoi, and will be concluded on Wednesday.

Hazem Sabbagh

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