SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau
15 December 2021 05:57:21 PM
The 29th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) on Wednesday concluded successfully with the speedy approval of 13 resolutions and the Joint Communiqué. The Philippine delegation composed of Deputy Speaker Weslie Gatchalian, Deputy Speaker Michael Romero, Ph.D., and Deputy Minority Leader Stella Luz Quimbo actively participated in all meetings and plenary sessions by presenting several recommendations that helped draft these resolutions. The House leaders likewise tackled the strategies implemented by the Philippine Congress, which may be undertaken by other countries. During his closing message, Speaker Park Byeong-seug of the Korean National Assembly expressed gratitude for the fruitful dialogue among Member Parliaments geared at addressing urgent issues, as well as strengthening solidarity and cooperation within the region for the post-pandemic era. The digital signatures of the parliamentarians will be collected and affixed on the Joint Communiqué prior to its circulation. Thailand was declared as the host country for the 30th APPF Annual Meeting in 2022.