[size=36]Opening of the work of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly with the participation of Iraq[/size]
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, First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mohsen Al-Mandalawi, chaired a meeting of the Sustainable Committee for Political Affairs. To discuss a set of important decisions, at the opening of the thirteenth session of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly, which was launched in the Turkish state of Antalya.
Al-Mandalawi confirmed during his presidency and management of the session, according to a statement received by Mawazine News, that "Iraq was elected Vice-President of the Assembly, and Chairman of the Sustainable Committee for Political Affairs at the twelfth plenary session in 2019, and because the holding of parliamentary elections in Iraq in 2021 coincided with the date of the committee's meeting." Baghdad was unable to host it on time," noting that "international political developments require further discussion in order to reach understandings on them."
Al-Mandalawi explained that "there are 9 draft resolutions under discussion since the last meeting of the committee in 2019," calling on the participating delegations to "express their observations on them in order to make detailed amendments to the draft resolutions during the next meeting of the Standing Committee."
According to the statement, "The Iraqi parliamentary delegation expressed its support for the decisions taken by the Asian Parliamentary Assembly, reiterating the parliament's firm position on the Palestinian issue, and the right of the Palestinian people to establish their independent state with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital, and supporting decisions related to this regard."
The statement continued, "The meeting discussed the following draft resolutions (towards an Asian parliament, good governance, rule of law and judicial empowerment, good parliamentary practices, building prosperity in Asia through friendship and cooperation, Asian governments and parliaments for prosperity in Asia, Asian parliaments' unwavering support for the people." The Palestinian side, harmonious development through democracy, cooperation between members of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly to protect and promote pluralism. End 29 / No. 33