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.
From 17-20 September 2019, the Thailand All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) led by the APPG Chair, Roger Godsiff MP, visited Bangkok, Thailand, at the invitation of the Royal Thai Embassy to gain insights and updates of the latest developments in the country and to explore ideas for future cooperation. BGIPU provided support for this APPG visit.
I led a cross party delegation to Jakarta Indonesia from August 16th-21st, the first by the APPG for Indonesia, which I chair. The delegation consisted of Conservative MPs, Chair of the British Group of the IPU, Rt Hon John Whittingdale and Stephen Metcalfe; and Labour MPs, Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary, Dawn Butler and Shadow Minister Kate Hollern MP. Our main aims were to improve parliamentary understanding of post-election Indonesia, to discuss important bilateral issues and to strengthen parliamentary relations.
From 15 - 22 September 2019, a cross-party group of MPs and Peers from the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Polar Regions spent eight days circumnavigating Iceland by road, having meetings with politicians and scientists en route. Key matters explored during the visit included the future of UK-Iceland relations, Arctic issues, geothermal power and the impacts of climate change on Iceland.
The Parliament of the Kingdom of Morocco, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, invited the British All-Party Parliamentary Group on Morocco to send a Delegation during the week commencing 17th September 2018 aimed at promoting bilateral links between the two parliaments and furthering good relations between the Kingdoms.