24th Meeting of the Standing Committee of ICAPP.

24th Meeting of the Standing Committee of ICAPP.

1 March 2015

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

The 24th meeting of the Standing Committee of International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia between February 28 and March 3 2015. Leader of Nepali Congress Party and former DPM/FM, CWC Member and Head of the International Relations Department, Hon. Sujata Koirala who was accompanied by Hon. Ram Chandra Pokhrel attended the meeting. Former PM and leader of UML Hon. Jhala Nath Khanal representing UML party also attended the ICAPP Standing Committee Meeting. This Asian political party’s consortium meeting was attended by many senior leaders of Asia and Australia including Hon. Shane Stone former Federal President of the Liberal Party, Malaysian Minister at PM Office Hon. Mr Dato Seri Shahidan Bin Kassim, founder Chairman of ICAPP and five times speaker of Parliament of Philippines chairman of ICAPP Hon. Jose De’ Venecia Jr, member of Council of  Russian Federation  Hon. Andrey A. Klimov, Senior BJP Leader of Republic of India Hon. Vijay Jolly, DPM of Cambodia and Vice Chair of ICAPP Hon. Sok An and Co- Chair & General Secretary of ICAPP Hon. Chung Eui-yong along with several former ministers, parliamentarians and leaders of political parties attended the historic meeting.    

 

Asian political party's representatives from 22 members of the ICAPP Standing Committee and several partners from Africa and Europe attended the 24th ICAPP Standing Committee Meeting.

Delegates to the meeting reviewed the ICAPP’s activities since the 8th General Assembly of the ICAPP in Sri Lanka in September 2014 and identified goals for the coming time, focusing on poverty reduction, climate change mitigation, preventing extremism and developing relations between all political parties of Asia, Africa and Latin America. The 3rd Steering Committee Meeting of the ICAPP Medical Emergency Forum (IMEF) was held to boost the bloc’s activities in tackling climate change. On the occasion, the name of the IMEF was officially changed to the ICAPP Program for Disaster Assistance (IPDA) by the Standing Committee Meeting. They also plan to reform the ICAPP’s organizational structure and operations to improve its effectiveness before the 9th General Assembly in Malaysia in 2016.