Brunei attends AIPA general assembly

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) should play a key role in accelerating the process of regional integration, said parliamentarians from across the region.

A delegation from Brunei is currently in Myanmar for the 37th AIPA general assembly, which gathers lawmakers from across Southeast Asia to promote discussions on human rights, democracy, peace, and strengthening ASEAN.

Themed “Vibrant AIPA for a Progressive ASEAN Community”, the general assembly was opened by State Counsellor of Myanmar Daw Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday.

President of AIPA and Speaker of Myanmar’s parliament Mahn Khaing Thann Winn said AIPA member countries have resolved to address issues such as gender equality in the education system, workplace and in the political arena.

Leading the Brunei contingent was Speaker of Brunei’s Legislative Council Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Lela Dato Seri Setia Awg Hj Abdul Rahman Dato Setia Hj Mohamed Taib.

He was accompanied by Secretary to the Cabinet Ministers’ Council and Clerk to the Legislative Council Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Jaya Dato Paduka Haji Judin Haji Asar and Brunei’s ambassador to Myanmar Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Pahlawan Kolonel (Rtd) Dato Paduka Hj Abdu’r Rahmani Dato Paduka Hj Basir.

YB Pehin Dato Hj Abdul Rahman said Brunei Darussalam gave its full support to the AIPA meeting and lauded AIPA as a legal institution that is contributing to ASEAN community-building process.

After the opening of the general assembly, YB Pehin Dato Hj Abdul Rahman also attended a meeting of the AIPA executive committee.

The Brunei Times