APPF 26 to build on APEC 2017 outcome via parliamentary channel

Logo of the APPF 26 (Photo: Hanoi (VNA) – The 26th AnnualMeeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26) will serve as abooster for cooperation in the framework of the Asia – Pacific EconomicCooperation (APEC) on the parliamentary arena, stated National AssemblyChairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.Ngan, who is also APPF Chair for 2017 –2018, told the media in an interview before the APPF-26 that the VietnameseNational Assembly (NA)’s hosting of the APPF-26 reflects its increasing roleand prestige in regional and international parliamentary diplomatic activities. The event, slated to open on January 18 inHanoi, is an opportunity for the NA to enhance diplomatic relations with itsregional counterparts and to promote its innovative, dynamic and reliable imageamong international friends, she added.In an article on the upcoming event, ViceChairman of the NA Office and head of the information section for APPF-26 DoManh Hung highlighted the meeting’s mission of defining the direction formember parliaments in building an APPF vision of a common future for all andpractical benefits of all nations and all people. The APPF-26 under the theme of “Parliamentarypartnership for peace, innovation and sustainable development”, will focus onseveral key topics, one of which is how to boost parliamentary diplomacy forpeace, security, and prosperity in the region and in the world. Participantswill discuss pressing issues related to peace and security in Asia-Pacific,such as the Korean Peninsula, maritime security, cyber security, internationalterrorism, and trans-national crime.Second, the meeting will hear reports onoutcomes of the 2017 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting and discuss economiccooperation for Asia – Pacific. Member… [Read full story]


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