Article 8

“Observer” means any Parliament other than a Member Parliament who is conferred a formal status of an Observer by a letter of accreditation by the General Assembly and shall be a national or regional parliament of a state or states having diplomatic recognition from all ASEAN Member States.
The dialogue between observer delegations and the AIPA may be included in the business of the General Assembly.
Observer delegations shall be permitted to attend and make statements at the first plenary session of the General Assembly.
Statements by observers shall be confined to matters of mutual concern and common interest.
The dialogue between observer and AIPA shall be recorded.



Parliament of Australia

The National Assembly of
the Republic of Belarus

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Parliament of Canada

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European Parliament

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Parliament of India

Description: Centered deep red circle on a white rectangle

National Diet of Japan

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The House of Representative of Morocco

Description: Blue field with the Union Flag in the top right corner, and four red stars with white borders to the right.

New Zealand Parliament

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The Storting of Norway

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National Parliament of Papua New Guinea

Federal Assembly of the Russia Federation

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Parliament of Timor-Leste

The National People’s Congress of
the People’s Republic of China

The National Assembly
of the Republic of Korea

Description: Flag of Pakistan

National Assembly of Pakistan

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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine