The ceremony of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum flag transfer to Hon. Valentina Matvienko, Chairperson of the Council of the Federation - Upper House of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation was hosted by the Council of the Federation on Wednesday, 13 June 2012. The flag is a symbol of the presidency of the country at the forum. It was handed over to Hon. V.Matvienko by H.E. T.Harada – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Russian Federation.
The preparations for the 21 st Annual Meeting of the APPF are in progress.