Wu Bangguo attends APPF annual meeting

2013-01-27 23:01:12 GMT2013-01-28 07:01:12(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English
Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China, delivers a keynote speech during the first plenary session of the 21st annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) in Vladivostok, Russia, Jan. 28, 2013. (Xinhua/Wang Ye)Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China, delivers a keynote speech during the first plenary session of the 21st annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) in Vladivostok, Russia, Jan. 28, 2013. (Xinhua/Wang Ye)
Wu Bangguo (C, front), chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China, poses for a group photo with other participants after the opening ceremony of the 21st annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) in Vladivostok, Russia, Jan. 28, 2013. (Xinhua/Wang Ye)Wu Bangguo (C, front), chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China, poses for a group photo with other participants after the opening ceremony of the 21st annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) in Vladivostok, Russia, Jan. 28, 2013. (Xinhua/Wang Ye)
The 21st annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum is held in Vladivostok, Russia, Jan. 28, 2013. Established in Tokyo in 1993, the forum aims to promote greater cooperation among legislative bodies in the Asia-Pacific region. (Xinhua/Lu Jinbo)The 21st annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum is held in Vladivostok, Russia, Jan. 28, 2013. Established in Tokyo in 1993, the forum aims to promote greater cooperation among legislative bodies in the Asia-Pacific region. (Xinhua/Lu Jinbo)

China's top legislator Wu Bangguo attended the opening ceremony of the 21st annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum Monday in the Russian city of Vladivostok.

Wu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, will deliver a keynote speech at the meeting.

He will elaborate on China's principles and propositions on major issues regarding peace and development in the Asia-Pacific region as well as China' s domestic and foreign policies.

This year, legislators from APPF member states will discuss regional security, economy and trade, and regional integration, which will help promote regional peace and stability and facilitate win-win cooperation in the Asia-Pacific area.

Established in Tokyo in 1993, the forum aims to promote greater cooperation among legislative bodies in the Asia-Pacific region.

Delegations from 28 APPF members and its two observers, Afghanistan and Kazakhstan, as well as some international organizations are participating in the five-day meeting in Vladivostok.

Wu Bangguo arrives in Vladivostok for APPF meeting

Top Chinese legislator Wu Bangguo arrived in Vladivostok on Sunday to attend the 21st annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum.

The APPF, the most influential inter-parliamentary organization in the Asia-Pacific region, is also one of the most important multilateral parliamentary bodies in which China's National People's Congress (NPC) participates.

This year, legislators from the member states will discuss regional security, economics and trade, and regional integration. That's to help promote regional peace and stability and facilitate win-win cooperation in the Asia-Pacific area.

Wu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, will deliver a keynote speech during the meeting. He will elaborate on China's principles and propositions concerning major issues involving peace and development in the Asia-Pacific region as well as his country's domestic and foreign policies.

Wu will also hold bilateral meetings with top parliamentarians from other participating countries and exchange views with them on issues of common concern.

The top Chinese legislator was invited by Valentina Matviyenko, chairwoman of Russia's Federation Council.

After the AFFP meeting, Wu will pay an official goodwill visit to Mongolia at the invitation of Zandaakhuu Enkhbold, chairman of the State Great Hural.

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