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

Resolution submitted by the Philippine delegation
Legislative Exchanges among Member Countries

The Fifth Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum,

Recalling Resolution APPF4/Res/Coop/2 on legislative interchange among member countries adopted during the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum held in Cha-am, Petchaburi Province, Thailand on January, 1996 which encourages APPF member countries to establish an effective inter-parliamentary mechanism by which legislative interchange can be made as a regular activity of the APPF;

Noting with satisfaction the benefits derived from the exchange of ideas and information among the APPF member countries which has been educational, useful and has contributed immensely to further strengthen the ties among the parliaments of the member countries;

Convinced that direct and active participation by APPF member countries in addressing common problems and interests is of great importance in promoting the objetives of the APPF and in ensuring the success of regional endeavors;

Resolves to:

Call on APPF member countries to consider implementing the recommendations made by the Fourth General Meeting of the APPF in Resolution APPF4/Res/Coop/2.

Urge all APPF member countries to undertake joint efforts to further strengthen legislative cooperation and interactions by setting up at this Fifth APPF Conference a working committee to study the establishment of an effective inter-parliamentary mechanism to fulfill the objetive of the Fourth General Meeting of the APPF in Resolution APF4 (Res)/Coop/2 and submit a report at the next Executive Committee Meeting in Seoul in September;

Adopted unanimously on January 10, 1997