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The Asian Parliamentary Assembly To Discuss Nine Draft Resolutions on Social and Cultural Issues
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26 September 2016


In the afternoon of 26 September 2016, the Asian Parliamentary Assembly 1st Executive Council Meeting continued its meeting to discuss the 9 draft resolutions of the Standing Committee on Social and Cultural Affairs. The meeting was co-chaired by H.E Dr. Nguon Nhel, Second Vice President of the National Assembly and President of the Organizing Committee of the 9th APA Plenary Session, and the head of the Chinese delegation.


In the meeting, parliamentary delegates discussed and examined all 9 resolutions by sharing views and experiences on issues facing each member country based on the principle of solidarity and cooperation in the Asian family.


After lively deliberations, the meeting adopted all nine resolutions as follows:

-         Draft Resolution on Measures to Promote Cultural Diversity and Protect Cultural Heritage in Asia

-         Draft Resolution on Asian Integration through Information and Communication Technology

-         Draft Resolution on Collaboration on Health Equity in Asia

-         Draft Resolution on Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers in Asia

-         Draft Resolution on Asian Parliamentarians against Corruption

-         Draft Resolution on APA Women Parliamentarians

-         Draft Resolution on Promoting Inter-Faith Dialogue and Harmony Among World Religions

-         Draft Resolution on Legal and Legislative Cooperation in Combating the Smuggling of Cultural Items in Asia

-         Draft Resolution on Effective Cooperation in Combating Illicit Drug Trafficking in Asia

All nine resolutions will be submitted to the 9th APA Plenary Session to be held in Siem Reap in the late 2016 to be hosted by the parliament of Cambodia.

It is noted that the First Executive Council Meeting here in the Kingdom of Cambodia brings together parliamentarians from 21 Asian countries to meet to discuss the common issues occurring in Asia.

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