Parliamentary forum starts in Siem Reap

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Chheang Vun, chairman of Foreign Affairs Commission at a press conference in Sokha hotel, Siem Reap. Chor Sokunthea

The 27th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum starts today in Siem Reap province with delegates from more than 20 countries attending.

National Assembly president Heng Samrin and Khuon Sudary, second vice president of the National Assembly, will address attendees during the first day of the event.

The forum will end on Thursday in Siem Reap city.

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In a press conference today, Chheang Vun, chairman of the National Assembly’s Foreign Affairs Commission, said that representatives from 22 countries will attend the APPF meeting but the Fijian delegation could not attend it because their National Assembly president passed away.

“This morning, we will start the first day meeting on the executive committee Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary forum with 10 member countries,” Mr Vun said.

He said that four big sectors will be discussed, including women parliamentary, politics and security, economy and finance, and development.

“A new sector that the APPF has never had before is the Women’s Parliamentary Forum. This afternoon, Ms Khuon Sudary will lead the women’s Parliamentary Forum,” Mr Vun said.

On Tuesday, King Norodom Sihamoni’s speech will be delivered, and followed by Prime Minister Hun Sen, Mr Samrin and Japanese politician Takuji Yanagimoto.

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The proceedings of the Asia Cultural Council will also be held the same day as the APPF meeting in Siem Reap.

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