Lord Fakafanua is in Hanoi, Viet Nam to attend the Ninth IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians from 15 to 17 September. The theme of the conference is “The Role of Youth in Accelerating the achievement of the SDGs through digital transformation and innovation.” The attendees comprise of more than 300 young parliamentarians and delegates from over 70 IPU member parliaments including Tonga. In the opening remarks of the conference by Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue of the host parliament – the Vietnamese National Assembly called on young parliamentarians to focus their attention during the course of discussions on vital issues such as the promotion of compliance with and upholding of international law and the UN Charter.
The Hon. Minister for Internal Affairs, Lord Vaea, is currently in London for the 10th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting.