27th WCC-Asia Pacific Regional Assembly was held in
the picturesque hill town of Metsovo in Northern Greece
at the Egnatius Epirus Foundation on the 1st of June
2004. Please click
here for a photo gallery of this event.
Assembly began with a welcome by Mrs. Elena Averoff,
the host and President of the WCCI. She was very
appreciative of the Report presented by the Asia
Regional President for Asia Pacific Region, Mrs.
Vijaya Rajan next gave the welcome address and read
out the regrets sent by member countries who were
not able to participate.
voting rights were approved.
National Entity member countries who participated in
the programmes as follows:
Besides this category, the other category of members
present are Associate Members and Individual members
The following countries presented the reports.
Zakiah Binti Ahmad, Director General, Malaysian Handicraft
Development Corporation was unanimously elected as the
next President of Asia Pacific and will assume charge
from October 15th, 2004.
5 sub-regional Vice-Presidents were elected as follows:
Ms. Ruby Ghuznavi, Vice-President
of South Asia, Mr. Chinnaphat, Vice-President for South
East Asia & Pacific Region. Ms. Ghada Hijjawi ,Vice-President,
West Asia, Ms. Dinara Chochunbaeva, Vice-President of
Central Asia, Mr. Shi Xiaoguang of China,Vice-President
of East Asia.
The plan of action for the next
year was discussed. Please look at the Calendar
of Events for the forthcoming programmes.