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The Speaker of Parliament, Madam Halimah Yacob, is leading a delegation of eight Members of Parliament to the 34th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly
SINGAPORE: The Speaker of Parliament, Madam Halimah Yacob, is leading a delegation of eight Members of Parliament to the 34th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) General Assembly now on in Brunei, from September 17 to 23.
At the assembly, the parliamentarians will discuss political, economic, social and gender issues affecting the ASEAN region.
These include supporting the ASEAN political security community, fostering the growth and sustainable development of SMEs, nurturing the role of young people for future challenges of ASEAN, and advocating maternal and child health in ASEAN.
Delegates will also hold dialogue meetings with parliamentarians from observer countries. They are Australia, Belarus, Canada, China, the European Parliament, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Russia.