Hon'ble Speaker, Lok Sabha Smt. Sumitra Mahajan led a delegation of 8 Members of Parliament to attend the 132nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) held in Hanoi from 28 March to 1 April 2015. During the Assembly, two Indian Members of Parliament, Shri Raj Kumar Singh and Shri Nagendra Singh, were elected unanimously to the Bureaux of the First Standing Committee of IPU on Peace and International Security and the Second Standing Committee of IPU on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade, respectively. Both Members will serve on these Committees for four years up to 2018.
Hon'ble Speaker also called on the Vietnamese leaders and exchanged views on bilateral relations and cooperation between the Parliaments of India and Vietnam. She met Chairman of the National Assembly H.E. Mr. Nguyen Sinh Hung on 28 March 2015 and called on President Truong Tan Sang, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong on 30 March 2015.