The PABSEC Delegation composed of Mr. Asaf Hajiyev, PABSEC Secretary General and Mr. Fuat Kucukaydin, PABSEC Deputy Secretary participated in the 11th Plenary Session of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA). This event was hosted by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey in Istanbul, on 29 November – 1 December 2018.
The meeting was addressed by Mr. Binali Yildirim, President of the APA and Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, Dr. Ali Ardeshir Larijani, Chairman of the Parliament of Islamic Republic of Iran, Mrs. Asuman Erdogan, Head of the APA Turkish Delegation and Dr. Mohammad Reza Majidi, Secretary General of the APA at the Inaugural Ceremony. It was read the message of Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Republic of Turkey.
At the Plenary Session were discussed the issues regarding the social, economic, cultural, and political cooperation under the theme "Promoting Economic Prosperity in Asia." The parliamentarians exchanged their views, ideas, and experiences for strengthening the economic cooperation in Asia. The participants discussed and adopted the respective Resolutions of the APA Committees.
At the end, it was adopted the APA Istanbul Declaration. Mrs. Asuman Erdogan, Head of the APA Turkish Delegation addressed the participants at the Closing Ceremony.