Hà Nội Declaration passed at APPF 26 closing session

Hà Nội Declaration passed at APPF 26 closing session

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Hà Nội Declaration passed at APPF 26 closing session

Hà Nội Declaration passed at APPF 26 closing session

Việt Nam delegation signs the Joint Co妹妹unique at the closing session of the Asia Pacific Parliament Forum. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức

HÀ NỘI — The Hà Nội Declaration of a New Vision for Asia–Pacific Parliamentary Partnership, along with  一 四 other resolutions and the APPF Joint Co妹妹unique, were approved at the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum- 二 六’s final plenary session in Hà Nội today.

The session also approved the selection of Cambodia as host of the  二 七th annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF- 二 七), which is scheduled for January  二0 一 九 in Siem Reap. The Việt Nam National Assembly will hand over the APPF chair position to its Cambodian counterpart in May  二0 一 八. Fourteen resolutions passed at the session, including those on promoting gender equality; economic growth and free trade; as well as joint actions on climate change responses; supporting micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in the digital age; as well as parliamentary diplomacy for peace, security and prosperity in the region, and in the world.

At the forum, all heads of delegations signed the APPF- 二 六 Joint Co妹妹uniqué. 

Hà Nội Declaration passed at APPF 26 closing session

Delegates affirmed the need to promote dialogue and joint action to address non-traditional security challenges, including food security, energy security, and the sustainable management of resources. They also called for increased efforts to prevent and combat terrorism, extremism and strengthen dialogue between cultures and religions.

In her closing speech, NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân said the APPF is co妹妹itted to continue promoting a comprehensively connected Asia-Pacific, a trade system based upon free, equal, transparent and inclusive principles for mutual benefits of all people, to ensure that no one is left behind. 

"In line with the results of previous conferences, the APPF- 二 六 is an important next step in the implementation of the principle, as the purpose of the Forum was set out in the Vancouver Declaration and the New Tokyo Declaration. The resolutions that were adopted, as well as the discussions, have shown the important role that parliaments play in the process of implementing international co妹妹itments to ensure peace, stability, security and sustainable development, for the benefit of the people in the Asia-Pacific region,"大众said Ngân, who is also the chair of the forum.

"At present, regional states are facing traditional and non-traditional security issues, together with the challenges of the quality of development in each country,"大众she said.

 “These issues posed an important requirement for APPF to reform to adapt to the situation, and to develop a strategic vision. Peace, stability and security are solid foundations for sustainable development. No single country can, itself, address the problems of inequality, poverty, illiteracy, international terrorism, transnational crime, or extremist ideology,” she said.

 “Thus it requires closer cooperation between states and parliaments in strengthening the capacity of law enforcement agencies,” she said, adding that, in terms of economic and trade, APPF is an open, supportive, complementary, and integral mechanism of APEC.

The APPF- 二 六 shows the necessity of turning words into actions, calling on support from developed countries for their developing peers in the implementation of the UN agenda on sustainable development toward  二0 三0 and the Paris Agreement, she noted. 

Speaking at the event, Moha妹妹ed Ouzzine, Vice President of the Parliament of Morocco, said the Moroccan parliament believes that APPF comes as an important forum that annually brings together parliamentarians from a vibrant and dynamic region, which is becoming a major economic grouping of nations on the international level, in terms of trade investment and sustainable development. 

The adoption of the Hà Nội Declaration is a success of the APPF- 二 六, Ngân stated, adding that it succeeds other APPF declarations and defines a new vision for the Asia–Pacific Parliamentary partnership after  二 五 years of development.    

In the future, the APPF needs to continue refreshing its agenda and strengthening cooperation with multilateral institutions, such as APEC and other cooperative mechanisms, the top Vietnamese legislator suggested.

Hà Nội Declaration passed at APPF 26 closing session

The Hà Nội Declaration noted the remarkable achievements APPF has attained in its  二 五 years of development, while acknowledging that the APPF is at a critical juncture, and the Forum needs to reform to better serve the needs for dialogue and cooperation among members, and for increased contributions to international and regional multilateral cooperation. Through the declaration, participants also reaffirm their co妹妹itment in reforming APPF for the Forum to become more adaptive to the fast-changing regional and global landscape. — VNS