Brief history

The first preparatory meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum was held in Singapore in August 1991. Parliamentarians from nine countries namely, Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Singapore and the United States, attended.

In December 1991 a second preparatory meeting was held in Canberra with representatives from the original nine countries being joined by parliamentarians from Mexico, the Federated States of Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand and Brunei (with observer status).

This preparatory meeting established a steering committee chaired by the Honourable Yasuhiro Nakasone, with members from Australia, Japan, Korea, Thailand (ASEAN representative) and the United States.

The inaugural meeting was in held in January 1993 in Tokyo, Japan.

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29th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum

  • Date     December 13th (Mon) – 15th (Wed), 2021
  • Venue   Seoul, Republic of Korea

Executive Committee

  • Host Country
    Republic of Korea
  • Next Host Country
  • Designated by the Honorary President
  • Northeast Asia
    Russian Federation, People’s Republic of China
  • Southeast Asia
    Laos People’s Democratic Republic, Republic of Indonesia
  • Oceania
    Republic of Fiji, Australia
  • The Americas