Dear Mr./Madam Speaker/President:
The National Diet of Japan is pleased to host the 20th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) at the Tokyo International Forum from January 8 through 12, 2012, and it is our great pleasure to invite a delegation of up to 10 members from your national assembly to attend the meeting.
Following in the APPF tradition, the meeting will take up the issue of regional cooperation in the Asia-Pacific as well as items of common concern in the fields of politics, security, and the economy. This year’s Tokyo meeting also plans to discuss regional cooperation in regard to disaster preparedness and nuclear energy safety and our nation will share its experience of the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake and what it has learned from it. This year APPF marks its 20th Annual Meeting, a special milestone in its history, and we will take this opportunity to further our discussion of our vision and future directions for the APPF. Please see the attachment for additional meeting details.
We are confident that the 20th APPF Annual Meeting will serve as a good opportunity to further strengthen solidarity in the Asia-Pacific region. We look forward to welcoming your delegation to Tokyo in the new year.