National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân (centre left) and her deputy Tòng Thị Phòng (centre right) launched the official website of the 26th Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26) at a ceremony held in Hà Nội on Friday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân and her deputy Tòng Thị Phóng launched the official website of the 26th Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26) at a ceremony held in Hà Nội yesterday.
The website, available at http://appf26.vn, consists of seven main sections in Vietnamese and English. It offers official and updated information on the event, which will be held in Việt Nam in January 2018. Delegations of participating countries and news agencies can also register for online conferences through the website.
At the ceremony, the APPF-26 logo was also introduced, which features the image of the Việt Nam National Assembly House and national flag.
The APPF was founded by former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone on March 15, 1993. Bringing together parliamentarians from across the Asia-Pacific region, the forum aims to directly assist 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 to 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.
Việt Nam hosted the 13th APPF in the northern city of Hạ Long in January 2005. — VNS