NA President to Attend 28th Annual Meeting of Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum in Australia

A high-level delegation of the National Assembly (NA) of Cambodia will take part in the 28th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-28) to be held in Canberra, Australia from Jan. 13 to 15.

The Cambodian delegation will be led by NA President Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, announced the NA General Secretariat in a press release this morning.

As rotating President of the APPF-27, Samdech Heng Samrin will deliver a speech at the official opening ceremony of the APPF-28, and will share his experience in leading and organising the APPF-27 during the Executive Committee Meeting.

Besides the APPF-28, the Cambodia NA president is planning to hold a bilateral talk with his Australian counterpart and meet with parliamentary leaders of friendly countries with a view to strengthening and expanding the ties of friendship and cooperation within the framework of parliamentary diplomacy.

The Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum was created in 1993 on the initiative of former Japanese Prime Minister H.E. Yasuhiro Nakasone with the aim to annually bring together the parliaments in the Asia-Pacific region to resolve the common problems, promote peace and sustainable development in the region and the world.

APPF currently has 27 full member countries, and Cambodia became a member in 1995. The Kingdom hosted the 27th APPF Annual Meeting in January 2019 in the province of Siem Reap.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press