Sep 17, 2017 @ 13:13

House Majority Floor Leader Rudy Fariñas burdened the essential position of parliamentarians in achieving the goals and targets enshrined within the ASEAN Community Vision 2025, particularly in enhancing regional safety and strengthening financial insurance policies.

“The ASEAN Community Vision 2025 will guide the region in the next years in taking a more pro-active leadership role in strengthening regional security and in aligning economic policies,” stated Farinas, , head of the Philippine delegation on the 38th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA).

Last Saturday, AIPA delegates, largely parliamentarians and lawmakers, mentioned points and challenges confronting the ASEAN area and the worldwide community.

“If ASEAN member states are to achieve their community-building aspirations, they will need the strong support and close cooperation of ASEAN parliamentarians,” Fariñas burdened.

According to Farinas, the issues and challenges going through a specific nation adversely have an effect on the worldwide community, because the world is now globalized.

“In an increasingly globalized world, the challenges we face have repercussions across national borders, and each of us has a stake in the security and well-being of our people in the region,” he stated.

Deputy Speaker Dato’ Sri Haji Ismail Mohamed Said of the Malaysian Parliament hailed AIPA as “the institutional embodiment of the people’s voice throughout the region.”

He urged AIPA and ASEAN to work intently in uplifting the lives of the folks within the area.