The 24th meeting of the Standing Committee of International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) took place in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia between February 28 and March 3.

The Vietnamese delegation, led by Deputy Head of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee’s Commission for External Affairs Tran Dac Loi, was among representatives from 22 party members of the ICAPP Standing Committee and several partners from Africa and Europe who attended the event.

Delegates to the meeting reviewed the ICAPP’s activities since the 8 th General Assembly of the ICAPP in Sri Lanka in September 2014 and identified goals for the coming time, focusing on poverty reduction, climate change mitigation and preventing extremism.

They also plan to reform the ICAPP’s organisational structure and operations to improve its effectiveness before the 9th General Assembly in Malaysia in 2016.

Earlier, the 3 rd Steering Committee Meeting of the ICAPP Medical Emergency Forum (IMEF) was held to boost the bloc’s activities in tackling climate change. On the occasion, the name of the IMEF was officially changed to the ICAPP Programme Disaster Assistance (IPDA).-VNA