Resolution on Movement of People

19APPF/RES/04

19th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum
23-27 January 2011

Resolution on Movement of People

 

APPF19/RES/04

(Sponsored by Canada)

THE NINETEENTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASIA-PACIFIC PARLIAMENTARY FORUM:

Emphasizing that trade in goods and services strengthens our economies and increases our quality of life;

Considering that commercial linkages between states are developed through person to person interactions and that facilitating these linkages improves trade;

Noting that many families are spread across different APPF members and that seeing one’s family is also important to our quality of life;

Noting that tourists provide economic opportunities for destination countries;


RESOLVES TO:

  1. Call upon APPF member countries to promote convenient, economic and consistent movement of people between member states.
  2. Encourage APFF member countries to minimize visa requirements for entry into their territory and maximize the flexibility of visas, while ensuring domestic security.
  3. Encourage APPF member countries to facilitate fair competition in the global travel industry.
  4. Encourage APPF member countries to support conferences, work exchanges and student exchanges between each other.
  5. Encourage APPF member countries to facilitate the recognition of professional credentials from other members.
  6. Encourage APPF member countries to work towards social security portability agreements.


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Resolution on Movement of People

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