(Phnom Penh): A delegation of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) led by H.E. Khuon Sudary, a member of the Standing Committee, Vice-chairperson of International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) Standing Committee and Co-Chairperson of Asia Europe Political Forum (AEPF), is attending the 2nd Meeting of the Asia Europe Political Forum and the 30th Meeting of ICAPP Standing Committee in London, the United Kingdom from 17 to 20 May 2018, in which three major topics will be discussed:
– Asia-Europe partnership and the role of political parties in regional cooperation and connectivity;
– Co-operation in promoting affordable and clean energy, mitigating climate change, and preventing environmental degradation; and
– Disaster relief, combating major diseases-the humanitarian response.
Besides, the delegation will participate in the 30th Meeting of the ICAPP standing committee to discuss a host of issues relating to regional and global peace and cooperation pertaining to shared ICAPP’s goals.
In this meeting, the delegation will discuss about the establishment of the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) under the initiative of Cambodia, China, Nepal and Russia including members of the Standing Committee from other 19 countries.
ICAPP is one of the biggest political groupings in the world, representing over 350 political parties from 52 countries in Asia aimed at promoting dialogue, cooperation, mutual understanding for regional harmony through political parties’ network. Member states are committed to democracy, inclusive development, and democratic process in Asia. The CPP has been an active member of ICAPP since 2005.
The AEPF is one of the platforms under ICAPP, established and convened its first meeting from 07 to 10 July, 2017 in Seoul where the Terms of Reference was adopted as guidelines for the overall functioning of the AEPF. The AEPF aims at establishing regular contacts and promoting a closer cooperation between ICAPP and political parties in Europe, in particular the four principal groups of political parties in the European Parliament.
Asia and Europe have different cultural, society and economic structure but the people of both continents have common responsibility in resolving regional and global issues.