(submitted by Mexico)
THE TENTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASIA PACIFIC PARLIAMENTARY FORUM:
CONSIDERING the importance of the Tenth Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum to strengthen the friendship among the Parliamentarians and to advance in the agreements of cooperation in the different topics that we are interested in;
KNOWING the importance of our Parliaments as a decisive factor to reaffirm the compromises of the national leaders in the search of an economic and commercial integration in the Asia Pacific Economic and Commercial Cooperation (APEC), and according to the objectives of the World Trade Organization; and
RECOGNIZING the advances for a liberalization and an economic and commercial integration in the Pacific Region, and that the participation of the Parliaments will be, doubly, essential to reach this objective;
URGE TO PARTICIPATE in the Declaration of the parliamentarians for the International conference on Financing for Development, as a regional organism, to be added to the Parliamentary Union, the Parlatino, the Parliamentary Assembly of the European Council and the Inter-parliamentary Forum of the Americas’ declaration, among another permanent parliamentary organisms, that will be presented in the U.N. Forum, from 18 to 22 March of 2002, in Monterrey City, Mexico; and
ESTABLISH the compromise of participating in the definition of a thematic agenda to be presented in Monterrey, Mexico, that includes: support the objectives of combating poverty, sustainable growing and an inclusive and Equalitarian global economic system.
January 9, 2002, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA