Indonesia’s Success in Becoming Host of the 44th AIPA General Assembly
Appreciation for the success of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia (DPR RI) in convening the 44th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) Session should be given. For your hard work and working together to present the best faces of Indonesia. Therefore, the people should be grateful for the world’s trust given to Indonesia by giving all their best efforts for the ideals of ASEAN.
President Joko Widodo officially opened the 44th AIPA General Assembly in Jakarta on Monday (7/8). In his remarks President Joko Widodo invited all ASEAN members to continue to strengthen cooperation and solidarity in order to maintain peace and stability in the region. According to him, solidarity and mutual trust between ASEAN members and other stakeholders are considered important to achieve this peace and stability. President Jokowi believes that with strong solidarity, ASEAN can continue to play its central role in the region.
Meanwhile, the Speaker of the Indonesian Parliament Puan Maharani hopes that the AIPA member parliament will be more solid by seeking similarities between ASEAN countries, and trying to minimize differences. Not only that, the chairman of the DPR RI also considered that the 44th AIPA Session was an opportunity for all parliaments in Southeast Asia to strengthen commitment in responding to various global and regional challenges and problems.
Therefore, at the AIPA Session this time, the DPR will also once again show their existence at the international level with all the eyes of the world turning to the country again. Deputy Chairman of the DPR’s Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation Agency (BKSAP), Gilang Dhielafararez said that as part of Indonesia’s chairmanship at AIPA this year, his party has a very strong commitment to continue to provide the best as the host.
The commitment to be able to continue to provide the best is also a form of great responsibility on behalf of the country and also the people throughout Indonesia in an effort to make international events a success. He also invited all levels of society to actively participate in organizing the 44th AIPA Session through various forms and means.
One of the steps that the community can take to contribute to the success of AIPA’s 44th General Assembly is to celebrate it on all their social media platforms. Because later on, how successful Indonesia will be in holding international events will also be able to further enhance the image of the country on the world stage.
So, there is no other reason for the whole community not to get together and welcome the AIPA Assembly with joy and pleasure. Because, just like the implementation of the ASEAN Summit (Summit) some time ago, the holding of AIPA also concerns the good name and honor of this nation.
Deputy Chairperson of the DPR RI Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation Agency (BKSAP), Putu Supadma Rudana added that the 44th AIPA Session was also a very rare and valuable moment, especially for the parliament in the country to continue to be able to further strengthen the role of diplomacy. in parliament, especially in the midst of the emergence of various challenges in regional countries as recently.
Of course, the DPR RI itself will also continue to make every effort to strengthen the role of parliament in realizing all the aspirations of ASEAN member countries. This goal is none other than achieving a stable social order and having high welfare. For this reason, on this occasion the DPR RI continues to make every effort to mobilize collective actions to resolve regional problems.
The moment when Indonesia became the 7th host was put to good use by the Indonesian Parliament so that our country could exert influence throughout the ASEAN region and even in the Asia-Pacific region. When viewed based on history, Indonesia is one of the foundingmembers of ASEAN. In that sense, its role here is indeed very important and many breakthroughs have been awaited by various parties.
There are four sessions at AIPA, including the Political Commission Session, the Economic Commission Session, the Social Commission Session, and the Organizational Commission Session. On this occasion, at the Political Commission Meeting, Indonesia will continue to strive to resolve the political conflict and humanitarian crisis in Myanmar, then will strengthen cooperation for regional security and stability.
During the Economic Commission meeting, the DPRI RI encouraged regional economic connectivity and sustainable economic growth through accelerating green economic development. The Social Commission meeting will later fight for the improvement of the quality of human resources and labor protection to support the green economy agenda. And finally, the Organizational Commission Meeting, the DPR RI is committed to continuing to strengthen the AIPA institution as the only good parliamentary association in the Southeast Asian region. By presenting Indonesia’s best faces at the 44th AIPA Session, the DPR RI is optimistic that the implementation of this event will provide positive results for the Indonesian people and also the region. This moment is very important for Indonesia to show that Indonesia can exert a strong influence on other countries in the ASEAN region.