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Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum
5th Annual Meeting January 7-10, 1997
Vancouver, Canada

Resolution submitted by the delegation of Thailand
Asia-Europe cooperation

The Fifth Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum,

Realizing the significance of inter-regional dialogue and consultation;

Aware that Asia-Europe Co-operation has now entered a new era of Asia-Europe Partnership for greater growth;

Noting the efforts of Asian and European Parliamentarians to establish a channel of formal consultation to enhance regional ties and strengthen regional co-operation;

Convinced that such initiative is in line with the APPF vision to develop closer inter-regional consultative links;

Resolves to:

Welcome the successful meetings of the First Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Bangkok, Thailand in March 1996 and the First Asia Europe Parliamentary Partnership (ASEP) in Strasbourg, France in April of the same year;

Encourage the continuity of this type of inter-regional and parliamentary consultative processes by APPF member countries.

Adopted unanimously on January 9, 1997, in Vancouver.