Jun 26, 2019 12:10 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Jan 11, 2020 22:20 Asia/Tehran]

The Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) political committee began a meeting in the Iranian city of Isfahan on Wednesday with 20 countries attended the meeting.

Iran Press/Iran news: Iran, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cyprus, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Pakistan, Syria, Turkey, Vietnam, and Qatar are some of the countries participating in the meeting which will continue until Thursday.

The assembly has four committees: socio-cultural, economic and political, financial-executive, and economic-sustainable development, the Secretary-General of the APA Mohammad-Reza Majidi said.

According to an IRNA report, currently Iran is the president of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA), yet the assembly's periodic presidency will transfer from Turkey to Pakistan in the next meeting.

The APA political committee has resolutions on its agenda, which address strengthening peace, good governance, good parliamentary practices, and building prosperity in Asia through 'Friendship and Cooperation'.

After the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) is the world's biggest inter-parliamentary body with 56 parliaments as members from which 42 are permanent members and 14 are observers. 104/211/215

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