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Kurien elected chairman of Asian forum of parliamentarians

Rajya Sabha Deputy chairman PJ Kurien was on Thursday unanimously elected the Chairman of the prestigious Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) in Bangkok.



New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Deputy chairman PJ Kurien was on Thursday unanimously elected the Chairman of the prestigious Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) in Bangkok.

A statement released here said that during the 73rd Executive Committee Meeting of AFPPD in Bangkok, Kurien was elected as the Chairman of AFPPD taking over from Yasuo Fukuda, former Prime Minister of Japan.

The AFPPD, which was established in 1981, is a regional non-governmental organisation which serves as a coordinating body of twenty five National Committees of Parliamentarians on Population and Development.

Indian Parliamentarians have actively contributed to AFPPD activities and Kurien is also the Chairman of the Indian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development.

PTI

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