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BJP leaders to attend Asian Political Party Meet in Colombo (ICAPP)


New Delhi (Sep 17, 2014):  A two member Senior BJP delegation left for Colombo, Sri Lanka to participate in the 8th General Assembly meeting of ICAPP (International Conference of Asian Political Parties) starting there from 18th to 21st Sep 2014.

All India BJP General Secretary Shri. Polsani Muralidhar Rao along with Global Convener BJP Overseas Affairs Shri. Vijay Jolly shall represent the ruling party of India, BJP at the ICAPP conclave. Delegates from more than 40 nations and representatives of 360 political parties of Asian continent shall participate in Colombo event. 

Hon'ble President of Sri Lanka H.E. Mahinda Rajapaksa shall deliver the Key Note address at the opening session.

The Welcome Reception is hosted by Shri. Maithripala Sirisena  Minister of Health, General Secretary of ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party and Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 8th General Assembly of the ICAPP. While the Leader of Opposition in Sri Lanka Shri. Ranil Wickremasinghe Chairman United National Party shall organize the farewell dinner at the ICAPP program in Colombo.

The theme of this conference is : “Building an Asian Community”. Chairman of ICAPP is Ex Speaker of Philippines Mr. Jose de Venecia and the Secretary General is Mr. Chung Eui Yong Chairman of Foreign Relations Committee of Democratic Party of Republic of Korea.  The 22 member standing committee has representation from Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cambodia, China, India, Iran, Indonesia, Japan , Kazakhstan, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Turkey and Vietnam. Two separate sessions on “Young Politicians Role in Asian Building” and “Women's Role in Asian Building are also part of the ICAPP agenda. The program is being organized at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo Hotel in Sri Lanka.  

ICAPP was launched in Manila Philippines in Sep 2000 with the objective to promote exchanges & co-operation among political parties among Asian countries. And now is recognized by the United Nations as the Asian voice globally stated BJP leader Vijay Jolly at New Delhi before departure for Sri Lanka.