Executive Committee Report

APPF20-Executive-Committee-Report

20th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum
8-12 January 2012

Executive Committee Report

Appendix 2

REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

8 January 2012

The Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum Executive Committee Meeting was held in Tokyo on Sunday, 8 January 2012. Participants included representatives of six Executive Committee member countries, namely: Australia (substituting Marshan Islands), Canada, Chile, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Micronesia. The host country Japan, and the host country of the next APPF Annual Meeting, Russia, were also represented.

The meeting was chaired by Mr. Taro Aso, Leader of the Japanese delegation. The Executive Committee resolved that:

  1. The Agenda of the 20th Annual Meeting of the APPF, as set out in Annex 1, be adopted;
  1. The Program of Activities for the 20th Annual Meeting of the APPF, as set out in Annex 2, be adopted;
  1. The Draft Resolutions submitted by member delegations to the 20th Annual Meeting of the APPF, as set out in Annex 3; the draft New APPF Rules of Procedure, as set out in Annex 4, and the draft New Tokyo Declaration, as set out in Annex 5, both of which have been submitted by Japan, be adopted for consideration in the Annual Meeting. The Drafting Committee to be established and commence work on 10 January 2012;
  1. Seishiro Eto, Vice-Speaker of the Japanese House of Representatives, Mr. Hidehisa Otsuji, Vice-President of the House of Councillors, and other Japanese delegation members from both Houses, be Vice-Chairpersons of the Plenary Sessions;
  1. Takeaki Matsumoto, Member of the.House of Representatives, be the Chairperson of the Drafting Committee, and Mr. Kusuo Oshima, Member of the House of Councillors, be the Vice-Chairperson of the Drafting Committee;
  1. The time limit for registered speakers at the plenary sessions be 7 minutes for speeches and 5 minutes for participants in the open debate;
  1. Russia be recommended as the host of the 21st Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum in


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