December 13, 2017

Handover Ceremony of AIPA Chairmanship to Myanmar held in Nay Pyi Taw

Mahn Wing Khaing Than receiving chairmanship gavel.
Mahn Wing Khaing Than receiving chairmanship gavel.

THE handover ceremony for the Chairmanship of the 37th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) to Myanmar was held at the Myanmar International Convention Centre-1 in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, in conjunction with the handing over of the Secretary-General of the AIPA to Mr. Isra Sunthornvat of Thailand.
During the ceremony, Deputy Speaker of the Malaysian House of Representatives Datuk Ronald Kiandee extended greetings and handed over the chairmanship gavel and AIPA flag to Speaker of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw Mahn Win Khaing Than.
In his welcoming remarks, Chairman of the General Assembly of the AIPA Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than said that Pyidaungsu Hluttaw has been very proud to host the AIPA General Assembly for the first time during its second term.
The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker thanked the Speaker of Malaysian House of Representatives for his chairmanship of the previous AIPA General Assembly and AIPA members of parliaments and AIPA Secretariat, including AIPA Secretary-General Mr. P.O. Ram for his efforts in convening the annual AIPA General Assembly in accord with rules, regulations and procedures.
The Speaker pledged to make utmost efforts to successfully hold the 37th General Assembly of the AIPA.
Next, Mr. P.O.Ram of Singapore handed over the Secretary-General of the AIPA to Mr. Isra Sunthornvat of Thailand.
Then, a meeting of the AIPA Executive Committee followed.
After the meeting, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than greeted the delegates to the 37th AIPA General Assembly and officials from international organisations working together with AIPA.

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