Asia-Pacific parliamentary forum kicks off in Cambodia

Siem Reap – The 27th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-27) kicked off in Cambodia’s Siem Reap province Tuesday, focusing talks on politics, security, economy, trade issues and cultural cooperation.

Under the theme of Strengthening Parliamentary Partnership for Peace, Security and Sustainable Development, the forum brought together more than 200 parliamentary delegates from 21 countries including Australia, Russia, China, Japan, Canada, Chile, Singapore, South Korea, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Laos.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Cambodian National Assembly’s President Samdech Heng Samrin said the APPF-27 would offer opportunities for the participants to identify and discuss matters of common concern and to highlight them in a global context.

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