All Party Parlliamentary Groups (APPGs) may apply to the BGIPU Secretariat for financial assistance to facilitate inward and outward parliamentary exchanges with their countries. As a requirement of this funding the APPG must submit a report to the BGIPU detailing the outcomes of their activities.
Roger Godsiff MP led a delegation of UK parliamentarians including, Graham Brady MP and David Amess on behalf of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Thailand which visited Bangkok at the invitation of the Thai Government from 10-15 November 2014. This was the APPG’s first trip to Thailand since its inception and took place against the backdrop of the military coup in Thailand in May 2014 and the political and economic uncertainty resulting from it.
Following an invitation from the Kyrgyzstan Speaker, John Mann MP, Chairman of the APPG for Kyrgyzstan accompanied by Andrew Rosindell MP visited Kyrgyzstan from 20-27 September 2014. The key objectives of the visit was to encourage democracy building and advance UK-Kyrgyzstan relations meeting counterpart parliamentarians and government officials. The visit was particularly timely in the run up to Kygyzstan’s parliamentary elections in October 2015.
The Officers of the All-Party Group entertained the outgoing Turkish Ambassador to a lunch at Westminster on 18 June 2014. This lunch aimed to recognize the great work undertaken to advance and further consolidate close relations between Turkey and the UK.
Chair of the APPG for Macedonia, Karen Lumley MP, led a delegation of UK Parliamentarians including Stuart Andrew MP, Gemma Doyle MP and Clive Betts MP to the Republic of Macedonia from 24 to 27 June 2014 with the aim of further developing and strengthening links between parliamentary counterparts in the United Kingdom and Macedonia.