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Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum meeting backs Russia’s push for multipolar world

January 12, 2015, 9:53 UTC+3 QUITO
The Ecuadorian parliament speaker has called for developing an alternative model of development instead of unilateral hegemonic models which are being proposed today
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QUITO, January 12. /TASS/. Parliamentarians from the Asia-Pacific region countries have agreed with their Russian counterparts that there is a need to shift to a multipolar world.

The idea will lay the foundation for the resolution of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF), which opened on Sunday in Ecuador's capital city of Quito.

In a welcome address to the participants of the forum, the president of Ecuador’s National Assembly, Gabriela Rivadeneira, stressed the importance of a multilateral cooperation to solve global problems such as eradicating poverty and coping with technological disasters.

“Today no country can solve these problems alone,” Rivadeneira said.

The Ecuadorian parliament speaker has called for developing an alternative model of development instead of unilateral hegemonic models which are being proposed today.

“We should contribute to civilized changes based on solidarity and consensus in developing multilateral approaches to switching to a model of a multipolar and diversified world,” she said, adding that this idea needs to be included in the resolution.

Igor Morozov, a member of Russia’s upper house of parliament, the Federation Council, said the idea of changing the world order will be one of the most important issues at the forum.

This is one of the key proposals of the Russian delegation, he added.

“This document is almost the same as the document which was submitted by Australia,” he said.

The constituent session of APPF took place in Tokyo, Japan, in January 1993. The organization currently unites 27 countries, including Russia. The 21st APPF Annual Meeting was held in Vladivostok, in Russia’s Far East, in January 2013.

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