ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA)
AIPA stands for ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly. It serves as the center of communication and information among Member Parliaments which consist of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and VietNam. AIPA aims to encourage understanding, cooperation, and close relations among Member Parliaments as well as Observer Member Parliaments and other parliamentary organizations. AIPA also plays instrumental role in familiarizing the peoples of Southeast Asia with policies aimed at accelerating the realization of an ASEAN Community in 2025.
Memorandum of Understanding
Both the AIPA Secretariat and PIC for PCAsia, the common aim is to contribute to the strengthening of parliamentary capacity and to share information and experience among Parliaments.
AIPA aims to encourage understanding, cooperation, and close relations among Member Parliaments as well as Observer Member Parliaments and other parliamentary organizations.
AIPA also plays an instrumental role in familiarizing the peoples of Southeast Asia with policies aimed at accelerating the realization of an ASEAN Community.
AIPA - PIC
AIPA Secretary General (2013-2016) Otharam PERIOWSAMY and PIC Executive Director Dararith KIM-YEAT agreed to a memorandum of understanding between the two organizations on 4 April 2016. The MoU forms the basis for the establishment of a capacity development program for staff of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly Member Parliaments.
The MoU was renewed during the 2nd plenary session of the AIPA General Assembly in Bangkok, Thailand on 29 August 2019. The partnership between PIC and the AIPA Secretariat continues to flourish under the leadership of the current AIPA Secretary General, Ms NGUYEN Tuong Van and thus PIC was evolulved towards the Parliamentary Centre of Asia (PCAsia).
Atlas Series - Our Joint Publication Portfolio
Together, we are confident that our atlas series could contribute to the fulfillment of the aspirations of sharing information and experience among Parliaments.
Atlas Series No 1
This Geopolitical Atlas helps to inform Parliamentarians and other stakeholders about current national, regional and international issues affecting the country. We hope that this work is useful to Cambodian Parliamentarians, and to anyone else who is interested in gaining a geopolitical portrait of the country.
Atlas Series No 2
This Regional Atlas on Parliamentary Diplomacy in the ASEAN Context strives to be a living atlas, continually updated online and periodically in print, making it a valuable reference document and a vehicle for ongoing collaboration. Because accessing upto-date information is not always an easy task, working together is the best approach.
Atlas Series No 3
This book, Part 1 of An Atlas of Parliamentary Diplomacy, is a collection of opinions and insights from experts and citizens, individuals from both Europe and Asia. The aim is to share these individual perspectives with Members of Parliament, so that they might reflect upon them when considering legislation and working to influence their respective governments on how best to address today’s most pressing issues.