Sunday, September 16, 2012

Cambodian top legislator heads for Indonesia for ASEAN meeting

Cambodian President of National Assembly Heng Samrin on Sunday led a parliamentary delegation to attend the 33rd ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA-33) to be held from Sept. 16-23 on the Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara of Indonesia.

The participation is made at the invitation of Speaker of the Indonesia's House of Representatives Marzuki Alie, chairman of AIPA for 2012, according to a Parliament press release.

The AIPA-33 is held under the theme "Strengthening Parliamentary Roles toward ASEAN Community in 2015," the press release said.

During the Assembly, a number of issues have been set to be discussed in the committees for political, economic, social, organizational, women's roles affairs and for dialogues with observers.

As scheduled, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will also leave for the AIPA-33 on Sept. 17 at the invitation of Marzuki Alie.

Marzuki Alie visited Cambodia on Sept. 7 to invite Heng Samrin and Hun Sen for the AIPA-33.-The Philippine Star (September 16, 2012 01:34PM)

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