On 28 January 2020, Hon. Nguyen Tuong Van, Secretary-General of AIPA, paid a courtesy call on H. E. Irakli Asashvili, Ambassador of Georgia to Indonesia at the Embassy of Georgia in Jakarta.
Jakarta, 22 January 2020 – The signing ceremony of the renewed ‘Memorandum of Understanding to Develop the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA)’s Capacity on Matters Concerning ASEAN Economic Community and ASEAN Economic Integration in Various Areas’ between AIPA and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
From January 13-16, 2020, AIPA in cooperation with the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany and implemented by Deutsche Geselschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) conduct ’Training Workshop on Gender Sensitivity.
In order to update the planned activities of the Strategic Plan of AIPA Secretariat based on the vision and mission statement of the organization, AIPA Secretariat in cooperation with the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany and implemented by Deutsche Geselschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (#GIZ) conducted ‘Workshop to Update the Strategic Plan’ of AIPA Secretariat on Dec. 1-3 in Bangkok.
ASEAN PARLIAMENTARIAN NEWS
JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s government handed legislation to parliament on Wednesday to speed up the pace of economic reform and improve the country’s investment climate, prompting a protest by trade unions.
The European Parliament is set to approve on Wednesday (12 February) a trade agreement with Vietnam, despite some MEPs and NGOs seeking to postpone their consent until the human rights situation improves in the country.
MANILA, Philippines – A Philippine church official has expressed surprise over the speedy acceptance of a bill in the country’s parliament that would legalize divorce.
On February 17, 2020, Laos’ new Income TaxLaw (Tax Law No. 67/NA) will come into effect. The law replaces Tax Law No. 70/NA, which was issued in 2015 and sets out the latest tax rates for businesses and employees.