AIPO’s (now AIPA’s) General Assemblies:

Since its inception in 1977, AIPO (now AIPA) has held annual meetings of its General Assembly as follows:

  1. 1st General Assembly of AIPO in Singapore, 26 – 28 September 1978
  2. 2nd General Assembly of AIPO in Bangkok, Thailand, 27 September – 3 October 1979
  3. 3rd General Assembly of AIPO in Jakarta, Indonesia, 2 – 6 September 1980
  4. 4th General Assembly of AIPO in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2 – 6 February 1982
  5. 5th General Assembly of AIPO in Manila, Philippines, 5 – 9 April 1983
  6. 6th General Assembly of AIPO in Singapore, 5 – 7 October 1983
  7. 7th General Assembly of AIPO in Bangkok, Thailand, 2 – 6 October 1984
  8. 8th General Assembly of AIPO in Jakarta, Indonesia, 22 – 29 September 1985
  9. 9th General Assembly of AIPO in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 24 – 30 January 1988
  10. 10th General Assembly of AIPO in Manila, Philippines, 21 – 26 August 1989
  11. 11th General Assembly of AIPO in Singapore, 10 – 15 September 1990
  12. 12th General Assembly of AIPO in Bangkok, Thailand, 18 – 23 November 1991
  13. 13th General Assembly of AIPO in Jakarta, Indonesia, 21 – 26 September 1992
  14. 14th General Assembly of AIPO in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 19 – 26 September 1993
  15. 15th General Assembly of AIPO in Manila, Philippines, 19 – 24 September 1994
  16. 16th General Assembly of AIPO in Singapore, 18 – 23 September 1995
  17. 17th General Assembly of AIPO in Phuket, Thailand, 16 – 21 September 1996
  18. 18th General Assembly of AIPO in Bali, Indonesia, 1 – 6 September 1997
  19. 19th General Assembly of AIPO in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 24 – 28 August 1998
  20. 20th General Assembly of AIPO in Manila, Philippines, 19 – 24 September 1999
  21. 21st General Assembly of AIPO in Singapore, 10 – 15 September 2000
  22. 22nd General Assembly of AIPO in Bangkok, Thailand, 2 – 7 September 2001
  23. 23rd General Assembly of AIPO in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 8 – 13 September 2002
  24. 24th General Assembly of AIPO in Jakarta, Indonesia, 7-12 September 2003
  25. 25th General Assembly of AIPO in Phnom Phen,Cambodia,12-17 September 2004
  26. 26th General Assembly of AIPO in Vientiane, Lao PDR, 18-23 September 2005
  27. 27th General Assembly of AIPO in Cebu City, Philippines, 10-15 September 2006
  28. 28th General Assembly of AIPA in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 18-24 August 2007
  29. 29th General Assembly of AIPA in Singapore, 19-24 August 2008
  30. 30th General Assembly of AIPA in Pattaya, Thailand, 2 – 8 August 2009
  31. 31st General Assembly of AIPA in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 19 – 25 September 2010
  32. 32nd General Assembly of AIPA in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 18 – 24 September 2011
  33. 33rd General Assembly of AIPA in Mataram, Lombok, Indonesia, 16 – 22 September 2012

In spite of the diversity in their backgrounds, ASEAN parliamentarians have been able to find consensus over a wide range of issues in the economic, social and political fields as evidenced by the wide areas of cooperation agreed upon at the General Assemblies. Many resolutions of AIPO (now AIPA) have found their way into the legislation of member countries. In recent years AIPA had started to develop common legislative initiatives with the ultimate objective of realizing the harmonization of  legislations in member countries.

Mutual visits and exchanges between AIPA Member Parliaments, exchange of visits with other Parliaments as well as AIPA dialogues with Observer countries such as Australia, Canada, China, European Parliament, Japan, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Russian Federation and Republic of Korea have established a network of relationships, closer contacts and understanding among the parliamentarians.

Over the years, AIPA, together with ASEAN, has moved forward in all directions. Contacts have gradually been expanded among peoples of this region and efforts are being undertaken to develop a common identity and the sense of common community. With its vast experience, AIPA will continue to foster greater understanding, cooperation and goodwill among the peoples of this region to facilitate the attainment of ASEAN’s regional aspirations for peace, stability, resilience and progress.