APPF-26: Transmitting an image of renovated Vietnamese National Assembly

* APPF-26 organising committee makes debut in Hanoi * Foreign diplomatic agencies informed of APPF-26 * NA Chairwoman launches APPF-26 website, logo Strengthening dialogue The APPF was paved the way by former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone. The forum is open for members of parliaments (MPs) and parliaments in the Asia-Pacific region, aiming to directly support the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, contributing to peace, stability and prosperity in the region. In August 1991, the first Preparatory Meeting of the APPF was held in Singapore, with the attendance of parliamentarians from nine countries (Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Singapore and the United States). The second Preparatory Meeting was held in Canberra, Australia from December 10-11, 1991, gathering 37 parliamentarians from Australia, Brunei, who had an observer status, Canada, Indonesia Japan, Mexico, the Federated States of Micronesia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand and the US. At the Inaugural Meeting in 1993 in Tokyo (Japan), the APPF was formally established with the adoption of the Tokyo Declaration. The APPF-2 meeting in the Philippines approved the rules of procedure for the forum. The fifth Annual Meeting in 1997 saw the APPF’s adoption of the Vancouver Declaration which outlines the vision of the Asia-Pacific region in the 21st century. The APPF currently has 27 member parliaments, including Australia, Cambodia, Canada, Costa Rica, Chile, Colombia, China, Ecuador, Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Laos, Malaysia, the Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Mongolia,… [Read full story]


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