APPF-26 Hanoi Declaration sets new vision for Asia-Pacific parliamentary partnership

Participating delegates at APPF-26 pose for a photo (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The 26th annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) from January 18-21 adoptedthe Hanoi Declaration, setting forth a new vision for Asia-Pacific parliamentarypartnership.The following is the full text of the Hanoi Declaration:“HA NOI DECLARATIONA New Vision for Asia – Pacific Parliamentary Partnership1. We, the parliamentarians of the Asia – Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF), gathered in Ha Noi, Viet Nam under the theme “Parliamentary partnership: Peace, innovation and sustainable development”. We endorsed this Ha Noi Declaration to mark the 25th anniversary of APPF and chart out the course of development for the Forum towards 2030.              2. We recall the timely establishment of the APPF in 1993 to meet the demand for dialogue and cooperation of member countries and the region at the end of the Cold War. OutstandingAchievements 3. We are pleased to note on the remarkable achievements that the APPF has attained in its twenty five years of development. The APPF has relentlessly pursued common goals of promoting dialogue and cooperation for peace, stability, prosperity in the region.  Strengthening Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises’ (MSMEs) innovation, facilitating MSMEs’ access to finance, technology and management; fostering policies and legal frameworks for start-ups and women’s leadership role in MSMEs.


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