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Hanoi (VNA) - The first meeting of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) Advisory Council on Dangerous Drugs (CODD) wrapped up in Singapore on June 20 after agreeing on two resolutions to combat drugs.

The resolutions are the "Resolution on securing a drug-free ASEAN community for future generations" and the "Resolution on the terms of reference on the AIPA Advisory Council on Dangerous Drugs", according to a press release by the Parliament of Singapore.

The resolutions will be submitted for approval at the 39th AIPA General Assembly, which will be held in Singapore in September.

Christopher de Souza, chair of the meeting, affirmed that the resolutions showed the AIPA’s strong and firm stance against dangerous drugs in the region.

Hosted by the Parliament of Singapore on June 19 and 20, the meeting was attended by over 50 delegates, including parliamentarians from 10 AIPA member parliaments, as well as the AIPA Secretariat.

The AIPA comprises all 10 parliaments of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), aiming to provide solidarity, understanding, cooperation and close relations among AIPA member parliaments, AIPA observers and other organisations.

The AIPA was established in 1977 as the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Organisation (AIPO), with the parliaments of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand as its founding members. In 2007, AIPO was officially renamed as AIPA.-VNA