National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Tòng Thị Phóng has asked concerned agencies to speed up preparations for the 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26).— VNA/VNS Photo Phương Hoa/
HÀ NỘI — National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Tòng Thị Phóng has asked concerned agencies to speed up preparations for the 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26).
APPF-26, which will take place in Hà Nội from January 18-20, 2018, will focus on the theme: “Parliamentary partnership: Peace, Innovation and Sustainable Development.”
Phóng, who heads the event’s organising committee, chaired its third meeting yesterday. It was attended by officials from all subcommittees in Content, Information and Communications, Reception and Logistics, Health and Security alongside APPF-26 and APEC 2017 secretariats, who provided updates of their efforts.
Phóng noted that APPF-26 was taking place following the success of the APEC Leaders’ Week 2017 in Đà Nẵng and would be an event for lawmakers across the Asia-Pacific region to show support for the Đà Nẵng Declaration.
In preparing for APPF-26, the subcommittees should focus in particular on communication and promotion campaigns so as to boost the country’s image, she said.
Phóng also asked them to review and get final works done, including ensuring security for the successful hosting of the event.
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 the APEC, contributing to peace, stability and prosperity in the region.
The APPF is also a mechanism that enables parliamentarians to discuss issues of common concern, deepen their understanding of the region and widen interests and experience of its members.
The forum will address political, security, economic, social and cultural issues, thus furthering regional co-operation and building relations between and among parliamentarians from the Asia-Pacific region.
Việt Nam hosted the 13th APPF in Hạ Long City in January 2005. — VNS