Mushahid elected ICAPP co-chair.

ISLAMABAD -- Senate Standing Committee on Defence Chairman Mushahid Hussain Syed has been elected as the co-chair of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP).

He was unanimously elected for the position at ICAPP's 11th General Assembly in Istanbul (Trkiye), which was attended by nearly 200 representatives and leaders of 70 political parties from 33 countries, the senator's office said in a statement issued on Sunday.

ICAPP is Asia's oldest and largest organisation of political parties. It was launched in Manila in September 2000 to promote exchanges and cooperation between political parties from different Asian countries.

The four-day meeting hosted by Trkiye's ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) re-elected former foreign minister of South Korea Chung Euiyong as the body's chairman.

Senator Syed's candidature was proposed by Thailand and Iran, and supported by China, Cambodia, Russia, Lebanon, Turkiye and Indonesia before being put to a vote.

Senator Syed thanked the participants for reposing confidence in him and termed his election as a 'humbling experience' for him personally and 'a great honour' for Pakistan as it was an important global forum representing...

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