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21 december 2017 IPA CIS was granted an observer status at Asian Parliamentary Assembly

In the course of the 10th Plenary of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA), which took place on 20–24 November in Istanbul and was chaired by the Grand National Assembly of the Republic of Turkey, the Assembly accepted the request of the Interparliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-speaking Countries on granting them an observer status at the APA.

The following is an excerpt from the report of the APA Tenth Plenary Session:

“Recalling the principles and objectives enshrined in APA Charter, and Upon the request of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the Member Parliaments of Commonwealth Independence States and Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-speaking Countries (TurkPA) and recognizing that APA and these organizations share many objectives, including promotion of mutual understanding and trust among member nations and strengthening cooperation in all fields throughout Asia, the 10th APA Plenary decides to grant the Observer Status to the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the Member Parliaments of Commonwealth Independence States (IPA CIS) and Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-Speaking Countries (TurkPA). APA Secretariat will reciprocally apply for the same position in both parliamentary organizations”. (The APA Decision on Granting Observer Status to the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the Member Parliaments of Commonwealth Independence States (IPA CIS) and Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-Speaking Countries (TurkPA)).