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The ICA-AP Regional Board Meeting was held at New World Saigon Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on April 16 in conjunction with the Second ICA-AP Cooperative Registrars’ Forum.  The Board meeting hosted by the Vietnam Cooperative Alliance (VCA) was attended by 32 participants, including Mr. Bruno Roelants, ICA Director General, 12 Board members, observers and interpreters. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Li Chunsheng, Chairperson of the Regional Board who in his opening remarks thanked the VCA for hosting the meeting and extended a warm welcome to the members and Mr. Bruno Roelants.  Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Bao, President of VCA, welcomed the members and ICA Director General on behalf of the Vietnamese cooperative movement.


Members of the ICA-AP Board joined by Mr. Bruno Roelants, ICA Director General (center).


The items discussed at the meeting were: ICA-AP Activities report for the period October 2018 to February 2019; current status of members (at present ICA-AP has 104 members from 33 countries); financial report for January to December 2018; updates from the ICA-EU project, Women and Youth committees; updates on ICA strategy, 2019 Kigali General Assembly and 2020 ICA Congress; venue of 2020 Regional Assembly; and Second ICA-AP Cooperative Registrars’ Forum being held  from April 17-19, 2019.  It was decided that the next Board meeting will be held in Kigali, Rwanda in conjunction with the ICA General Assembly in October 2019. The Regional Director was authorized to fix the date in consultation with the ICA-AP President.