More than 250 delegates representing 75 political parties from 35 countries attended the Eighth General Assembly of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. This year’s theme was ‘Building an Asian Community’.
The conference aimed at promoting exchange and cooperation between political parties from different countries with various ideologies to enhance mutual understanding and trust among the Asian countries. The conference focused on global, economic, social, cultural and political progress of each country.
Launched in Manila, Philippines, in 2000, the ICAPP brings together competing governing, opposition and independent political parties.