APPF-26 a great success: APPF Representative Honorary President

He made the comment at the press conference after the closing of the 26th annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26) on January 20.“This APPF meeting was very important in the sense of the Hanoi Declaration proposed by Vietnam was adopted. We had adopted declarations in the past, like Vancouver Declaration and New Tokyo Declaration. Just like those declarations, this Hanoi Declaration has clearly defined the challenges the parliamentarians must address and showed very clearly the future of actions of APPF,” said Takuji Yanagimoto. He also lauded the significance of the adoption of the new APPF rules that made the Meeting of Women Parliamentarians an APPF permanent event, referring to it as a historical moment of the APPF.“I am very happy that this change of rules was adopted here in Hanoi on the 25th anniversary of the APPF, a milestone year,” he added. Talking to reporters at the conference, Chairwoman of the Vietnam National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan highlighted three successful outcomes of the APPF-26.She said the meeting saw high consensus from all APPF member countries and the participation of seven president-led and ten vice president-led delegations, observers from Brunei, and IPU and AIPA senior officials and Moroccan parliamentarians as guests.The second success was the adoption of the Hanoi Declaration on ‘A new vision for Asia – Pacific Parliamentary Partnership’, Ngan stressed, noting that the document is a very significant statement, along with 14 resolutions, which were unanimously passed by all participating delegations.The annual meeting also succeeded in adopting the… [Read full story]

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