ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) on Monday was committed to enhance and strengthen cooperation on maintaining stability, security, sustainability and resilient development, and post-pandemic socio-economic recovery in the region and the world.
The commitment was made in the First Plenary Session of the 43rd AIPA General Assembly in Phnom Penh, chaired by Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, President of the National Assembly of the Cambodia and Chair of the 43rd AIPA.
In the meeting, the AIPA delegation from each participating parliaments made their statements, emphasising that the 43rd AIPA will allow delegation to hold discussions and dialogues that provide excellent results in enhancing the role of AIPA.
They also stressed the significance of the parliamentary role in promoting regional cooperation, maintaining stability, security, economy, investment, tourism and socio-economic recovery in the post Covid-19.
AIPA delegations also highlighted the importance of enhancing cooperation, closer engagement between regional parliaments and dialogue partners, and deepening cooperation to respond more effectively to regional and global challenges.
In their statement, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN H.E. Tran Duc Binh and AIPA Secretary-General H.E. Ms. Nguyen Tuong Van spoke highly of the cooperation of AIPA, which has led to the development in the region, and urged AIPA to continue holding a series of talks and discussions to address the regional and global challenges to build a community with shared future.
The AIPA will begin the second round of the First Plenary Session this afternoon, at 4:00.
Themed “Advancing Together for Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient ASEAN”, the 43rd AIPA General Assembly is taking place from Nov. 20-25.
AIPA members include Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. But this year’s assembly groups only eight parliaments. Malaysia is not taking part due to weekend elections and Myanmar is not attending amid a political and humanitarian crisis.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press