NA Chairwoman to attend APPF 27 in Cambodia hinh anh 1National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan will attend the APPF-27 in Cambodia from January 14-16 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan will lead a Vietnamese high-ranking delegation to attend the 27th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-27) in Siem Reap, Cambodia from January 14-16.

According to a statement by the National Assembly’s Committee for External Relations, the trip will be made at the invitation of Cambodian National Assembly Chairman Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin who is also President of the APPF-27.

The APPF was established on March 15, 1993, with the purpose of building trust among parliaments in the Asia-Pacific via the enhancement of dialogues between regional parliamentarians, thus contributing to regional peace, sustainability and prosperity.

The important inter-parliamentary forum gathers 27 member parliaments: Australia, Cambodia, Canada, China, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, the Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, the US, and Vietnam.

In the context of deeper globalisation, together with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, the APPF has affirmed its role as a crucial dialogue and cooperation mechanism among regional nations.

The 26th APPF was hosted by Hanoi from January 18-21, 2018.-VNA