Jakarta (ANTARA) - People's Consultative Assembly (MPR RI) Deputy Speaker Lestari Moerdijat opined that the Forum for World Consultative Assembly would bolster equality for women and the younger generation.

"Issues of inclusivity, women's equality, and the younger generation are part of the spirit to establish the Forum for World Consultative Assembly to bolster international cooperation in addressing various issues faced by member states," Moerdijat noted as per the statement on Thursday.

The deputy speaker highlighted that the Forum for World Consultative Assembly was established after participants of the international conference of parliaments organized by MPR RI in Bandung, West Java, October 24-26, 2022, concurred to its formation.

Moerdijat said that formidable international cooperation, through the consultative forum among national parliaments, is essential to enhance equality for women and the younger generation.

Agreements sealed during the establishment of the forum are part of the member states' efforts to implement world order based on independence, eternal peace, and social justice consistent with the 10-point Bandung Declaration and the 1945 Constitution Preamble, the deputy speaker pointed out.

The forum is expected to become a cooperative and consultative medium among member states to address collective issues in the humanitarian, natural resources and environment, justice, women empowerment, and youth aspects, she noted.

"Moreover, efforts to promote the role of the younger generation in the forum aim to resurrect the spirit of the 1928 Youth Pledge," Moerdijat affirmed.

Through international collaboration with the nationalist spirit, Indonesia's noble causes for the global community could be realized together, she said.

The deputy speaker expressed optimism that the parliamentary forum members would collaborate with the people in addressing various challenges and global issues and achieve common goals.

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