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Fiji To Host Big Parliament Forum

Around 23 countries will converge at the 25th Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum. The forum will be held at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort  and Spa in Natadola from the 15th
06 Jan 2017 11:00
Fiji To Host Big Parliament Forum
Fiji Parliament

Around 23 countries will converge at the 25th Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum.

The forum will be held at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort  and Spa in Natadola from the 15th to the 19th of this month.

There are 27 member Parliaments/Countries of the forum however only 23 member countries are expected to be part of this year’s forum.

A Parliamentary Secretariat said that each member country was only allowed around 10 delegates to attend the forum.

The members of the forum were 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, Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, the United States of America, and Vietnam.

The official said Fiji was member and it would host.

“It is important to note that delegates at the forum are key policy and decision-makers in their respective countries.

“They are influential persons in terms of law making, Government oversight and representation of electorates in their countries,” the official said.

The forum’s proceedings will address political, security, economic, social and cultural issues.

“Thus furthering regional cooperation and building relationships between and among parliamentarians from the Asia Pacific region,” the official said.

 



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