DOHA, April 9 (Xinhua) -- A senior Chinese official has called for cooperation from parliaments of all countries to promote peace and development.
Shen Yueyue, vice chairwoman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China, made the remarks during the 140th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Qatar's capital Doha on Monday.
"Parliaments from all countries should make contribution to removing misunderstanding, solving problems and promoting development," Shen said.
The world now is faced with changing situation, and peace and development are still the theme of the era, she said, adding that the mankind is a community of shared future, with cooperation needed for common developments.
Peace and development are the original aspiration and unremitting pursuit of the IPU, Shen said.
During the assembly, Shen met with parliamentary leaders from Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Russia, Mongolia and Qatar.
Delegations from more than 160 countries attended the assembly, which started last Saturday.