REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
23 January 2011
The Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum Executive Committee Meeting was held in Ulaanbaatar on Sunday 23 January 2011. Participants included representatives of 8 Executive Committee member countries, namely: Australia (substituting Fiji), Canada, China, Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand (substituting Marshall Islands). The host country Mongolia, and the host country of the next APPF Annual Meeting, Japan, were also represented.
The meeting was chaired by HE Mr. Damdin Demberel, President of the 19th APPF and Chairman of the State Great Hural (Parliament) of Mongolia.
The Executive Committee resolved that:
1. The Agenda of the 19th Annual Meeting of the APPF, as set out in Annex 1 be adopted;
2. The Program of Work for the 19th Annual Meeting of the APPF as set out in Annex 2 be adopted;
3. Mr. Nyamaa Enkhbold, Vice-Chairman of the State Great Hural (Parliament), Mr. Gavaa Batkhuu, Vice-Chairman of the State Great Hural (Parliament), Mrs. Sanjaasuren Oyun, Member of State Great Hural (Parliament) and Leader of the Civil Will Party of Mongolia be Vice-Chairpersons of the Plenary Sessions;
4. Mr. Dorj Odbayar, Member of the State Great Hural (Parliament), Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Legal Affairs of the State Great Hural be the Chairperson of the Drafting Committee, H.E.ABU ZAHAR UJANG, President of Senate of Malaysia, Hon. Sen. Joseph Day, Senate of Canada be the Vice-Chairpersons of the Drafting Committee;
5. The Draft Resolutions submitted by member delegations to the 19th Annual Meeting of the APPF, as set out in Annex 3 be adopted for consideration in the Annual Meeting. The Drafting Committee to be established and commence work on 24 January 2011;
6. The time limit for registered speakers at the plenary sessions is 7 minutes for speeches and 5 minutes for participants in the open debate;
7.Japan will host the 20th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum in 2012;
8. Canada raised the issue in relation to the appointment of the Vice-Chairpersons of the Drafting Committee, which was proposed by Indonesian delegation, stating that this is the first ever case when the Drafting Committee has two vice-chairpersons and thus requested Japan to take this into consideration whilst preparing the review of Administration of the APPF and reform of APPF.