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The ICA-AP Regional Board Meeting was held at IRIB International Conference Center in Tehran (Iran) on 26th November 2018 from 09:00 to 12:30 hours in conjunction with the 13th ICA-AP Regional Assembly.  The board meeting hosted by the Iran Chamber of Cooperatives (ICC) was attended by 30 participants, including 9 board members, observers and interpreters. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Chandra Pal Singh Yadav, Vice Chair of the Regional Board in the absence of Li Chunsheng, Chairperson of the Regional Board who could not arrive due flight disruptions.  Dr. Yadav thanked the Iran Chamber of Cooperatives (ICC) for hosting the meeting in Tehran and extended a warm welcome to the members. 


Mr. Mashallah Azimi, Secretary General of ICC, welcomed the members on behalf of the Iran cooperative movement.  He thanked ICA-AP for holding the board meeting in Tehran in conjunction with the 13th ICA-AP Regional Assembly.  He wished the board meeting would be fruitful and hoped the members would have a pleasant and comfortable stay in Tehran.


The items discussed at the meeting were: ICA-AP Activities report for the period March to September 2018; membership situation (at present ICA-AP membership is 104 organizations from 32 countries); financial report for January to September 2018; activity plan and budget for 2019; updates from the ICA-EU project, Women and Youth committees; venue of 2020 Regional Assembly; and 13th ICA-AP Regional Assembly and Asia-Pacific Cooperative Forum to be held in Tehran (Iran) from 26th to 30th November 2018. 


It was decided to hold the next board meeting in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) in the afternoon of 16th April 2019 in conjunction with the Cooperative Registrars Forum on “Creating enabling legal framework and policies to promote sustainable development of cooperatives in the 21st century”.


At the end of the meeting Mr. Li Chunsheng arrived in the meeting hall.  He expressed his inability to join the meeting on time due to flight disruption. He thanked the members and Dr. Yadav for conducting the meeting very smoothly.