VN to host 26th Annual Meeting of Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum

VGP The 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26), themed Parliamentary partnership: Peace, Innovation and Sustainable Development will be organized in Ha Noi from January 18-21, 2018.

The information was shared by the organizing committee at a meeting in Ha Noi on December 15 with representatives of foreign diplomatic agencies in Viet Nam.

The diplomats were briefed on the meeting's preparations and working agenda as well as its importance for Vietnam and the region, and the role of member states' parliaments and foreign representative agencies and embassies in Hanoi.

A number of activities will be held including a meeting of female parliamentarians, a meeting of the APPF Executive Committee, the opening ceremony of APPF-26, a banquet hosted by Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly and APPF-26 Chair Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, and plenary sessions on politics, security, economy, trade, regional cooperation and APPF-related issues.

The APPF was founded by former Japanese PM Yasuhiro Nakasone on March 15, 1993. Bringing together parliamentarians from across the Asia-Pacific region, the forum aims to directly assist the APEC, contributing to peace, stability and prosperity in the region.

The APPF is a mechanism that enables parliamentarians to discuss issues of common concern, and deepen their understanding of the region and the interests and experience of its diverse members. The forum's proceedings address political, security, economic, social and cultural issues, thus furthering regional cooperation and building relations between and among parliamentarians from the Asia-Pacific region.

Viet Nam hosted the 13th Annual Meeting of the APPF in Ha Long city in January 2005.

Source: Online Newspaper of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam