Jakarta (ANTARA) - House of Representatives' (DPR's) Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation Agency's (BKSAP's) Chairperson Fadli Zon stated that his side is proposing six points as part of the resolutions at the 44th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) General Assembly.

He noted that the six points are aimed at responding to various issues and challenges in the ASEAN region and the world.

"First, the DPR is proposing a resolution on efforts to maintain regional stability, security, and peace," he remarked here on Saturday.

According to Zon, stability and security issues are vital to be raised on account of the high attractiveness of the ASEAN in the global geopolitical arena, which at the same time poses a threat to stability and security of the bloc.

"Second, the resolution on efforts to create sustainable peace in Myanmar," he stated.

He noted that the conflict in Myanmar had killed over six thousand civilians, and various violent acts categorized as human rights violations had also occurred. To this end, he affirmed that the DPR is keen to encourage parliaments to make breakthroughs for resolving the conflict in Myanmar.

"Third, the DPR is proposing a resolution on the green transition to encourage economic growth and low-carbon development," he remarked.

The DPR is encouraging green transition to be integrated into the development agenda of each country, he stated.

Zon further noted that the fourth point concerns green jobs and skills because the aspect of workforce preparation toward green transition had yet to be maximal.

Through the resolution, the DPR is seeking to encourage massive action from parliaments in preparing green workers.

The fifth point is related to youth. The DPR is proposing a resolution on strengthening youngsters' involvement in inclusive development, economic transformation, and democratic participation.

"The parliament in each member country is encouraged to provide full support for the involvement of the younger generation as the driving force of development and democracy," he remarked.

As for the sixth point, the DPR is proposing a resolution on increasing ASEAN resilience through women's leadership and gender-responsive parliament.

The BKSAP chairperson highlighted that those six points are deemed necessary to address issues and challenges that affect Southeast Asia's regional dynamics, such as the South China Sea conflict, the Russia-Ukraine war, climate change, and the food and energy crises.

In addition, implementation of the 44th AIPA General Assembly is one of the forms of the DPR's active role in carrying out its parliamentary diplomacy role.

Indonesia's role as a natural leader in the Southeast Asian region is deemed to be a strategic strength for the ASEAN in facing ever-growing global and regional challenges.

The 44th AIPA General Assembly is held in Jakarta on August 5-11, 2023, with attendees comprising all AIPA member countries, except for Myanmar. In addition, 18 out of the 20 observer countries will attend.

Several international institutions and stakeholders, such as the ASEAN, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Freeland Foundation, International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF), Parliamentary Center of Asia (PC Asia), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and UN Women are also invited.

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