The Association of Asian Parliaments for Peace (AAPP) in Asia to promote peace in general and in the Asian region, in particular was established in September 1999 by Sheikh Hasina.
In 2006 it was transformed into Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) while broadening areas of cooperation toward regional integration with the long term perspective to eventually reach the status of an Asian common legislative mechanism. Unlike AAPP, members of the APA Plenary must be elected by members of member parliaments.
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The APA comprises, in 2007, of 41 Member Parliaments and 17 observers.