ISTANBUL: Times change and the balance of economic and political power is shifting towards Asia, said Senator Mushahid Hussein Syed. on Friday at the 11th General Assembly of international Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) here in Istanbul.
“There is a historical unique acceptance of change place at the international and global levels,” the senator said.
“We live in very transformative period. Balance of economic and political power shifting from West to East…to Asia,” he said.
Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AK) hosts the 11th General Assembly of ICAPP started on Thursday evening.
foreign affairs chief Efkan Ala, who heads the organizing committee of this year’s event will lead ICAPP as its vice chairman. for two-year term.
About 70 political parties from 33 Asian countries including China, Pakistan, Indonesia, Cambodia and South Korea. event.
“We are talking of revival of Asia, rise of Asia,” Syed said, quoting a Pakistani national poet and philosopher Dr. Muhammad Iqbal who said: “Look, the sun rising in East.”
“As well as in this change, we are talking about Asian century,” he added praising role plays Turkiye in in this respect.
A written message from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was read on on this occasion, and Vice-President Fuat Oktay delivered a keynote address opening the ceremony.
Sayyed called Erdogan a “lion”. of Asian because he says for Asia … for oppressed … be it (about) situations in Ukraine, whether it’s (in) the G-20, whether it’s (about) climate change, we see role of Turkiye is leadership role”.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Ala emphasized that bilateral relations with Asia countries were important to Turkey, adding that these ties also helped solve regional and global problems with these countries.
Appreciating the “leadership diplomacy” led by Erdogan, Ala pointed to Turkey’s “New Asia” initiative to strengthen its relations. with in region.
“We need to work in cooperation solve multilateral problems”, he said at a conference of about 33 countries in Asia-Pacific region.
Pointing to Erdogan’s oft-repeated mantra that “a fairer world is possible”, party official said: “Multilateral mechanisms are important for peace and stability, because a fair and equitable world is possiblewhat matters for Turkey and world”.
Thanks to ICAPP members for their solidarity against Sunday terror attack on Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul, Ala said: “ICAPP playing important role … and we believe it is possible play vital role for peace and stability in Asia”.
Explosion investigation in Istanbul, which claimed six 81 people alive and injured currently underway. Two of victims in critical condition, according to security sources who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to media.
Chung Eui-young, co-chair of ICAPP said world endured a lot changes from the 10th general assembly of regional group was held in Russia in 2018.
Referring to various problems from the war in Ukraine to climate catastrophe in Pakistan to return of power politicsChang said that only through “global cooperation we can face these challenges”.
“ICAPP is a platform for meeting global challenges what we face”, he said, adding that “now is the time for ICAPP for reflection on your vision, renew your commitment on building Asian community for peace and progress”. These goals can be achieved through joint efforts, Ching said.
in-house meetings of ICAPP started early on On Friday, Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay will address official opening ceremony later in day.
party representatives and about 200 guests from international organizations will make presentations on “Role of Political parties in Strengthening the dialogue for Global Peace, Prosperity and Cooperation” and adopt a declaration at the end of conference.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy and Turkish Public Relations Director Fahrettin Altun also refer to participants.
The conference has been held every two years since 2000, when it was launched. in Philippines, which was to take place in Türkiye two years ago, but postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. United Russia party It was hosted 10th General Assembly in Moscow in 2018.