via Khmer NZ
The meeting of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) on “Protecting and Respecting Cultural Diversity” was held in Phnompenh, Cambodia on July 5-6.
Delegates discussed effective measures to protect cultural heritages of human kind and respect cultural diversity of each nation in the Asian region. They agreed that to fulfill this target, each government should have the political will, maintain cooperative relationship and joint efforts among APA member countries, and ensure that cultural diversity does not hinder economic and social integration in the region.
They also said that the parliaments of APA member countries should promote their supervisory role and urge the government to implement proper polices and measures in order to protect cultural diversity in line with strong economic integration in the world.The event was attended by 10 delegations from APA member countries. The Vietnamese delegation was led by Vo Van Thuong, of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) Central Committee, who was also delivered a presentation.