VLADIVOSTOK, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- The Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) on Wednesday discussed inter-parliamentary exchanges and security cooperation within the region.
Given the shifting of global economic and strategic weight to the Asia-pacific region, a new system of inter-governmental relations is favored to ensure regional stability and prosperity, according to a communique issued by the APPF.
The APPF supports the efforts to strengthen the multilateral diplomacy by promoting interaction among parliaments and among regional organization, the statement said.
Meanwhile, delegates discussed the prospects of establishing a regional collective security system to combat terrorism, drug and human trafficking, and organized crime, the statement said.
The APPF also urged its member states to prioritize the reinforcement of the security framework to foster peace and security.
Established in Tokyo in 1993, the forum is aimed at promoting cooperation among legislative bodies in the Asia-Pacific region.