NANNING (China) (APP) - Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari called upon political parties in the Asian countries to enforce the highest standards of transparency and accountability in government institutions to ensure that people remain invested in the political process. Addressing the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) 2011, Bilawal said Asia was expected to contribute more than half of the worlds economic output, restoring the worlds largest continent to the position of economic dominance it had held 300 years ago. We may be witnessing the birth of a new world order, he said and pointed out that everyone was calling the 21st century the Asian Century. The transformation of Asias role in the global scheme of things has been nothing short of miraculous, he added. Wang Jiarui, Chairman of the Conference Organising Committee and Minister of the International Department of the CPCCC read a message on behalf of Xi JinPing, Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPCCC and Vice President of China. A video message of Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki Moon was also shown. Zhou Yongkang, Member of the standing committee of the political bureau of the CPCCC, Jose Ramos Horta, President of Timor Leste, Jose De Venecia Jr, Founding Chairman of ICAPP, Sok An, Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Hussain Muhammad Ershad, Chairman Bangladesh Jatiya Party and former president of Bangladesh and Mushahid Hussain Sayed of PML-Q attended the conference. The conference is being attended by about 150 delegates representing 53 political parties from 26 countries of Asia including Turkey, Japan, Iran, Uzbekistan, South Korea, India, Bangladesh, Laos, Nepal, Srilanka, Singapore, Cambodia, Malaysia and Indonesia. The PPP chairman said the ICAPP as a gathering of Asias top political leadership was an exceedingly important forum in the 21st century, which in itself is a tribute to the foresight and vision of the organisations founding leaders. He said the Asian Declaration issued at the end of the First ICAPP in Manila 11 years ago is to read a manifesto for today. That document touches on all the major issues of our times and its call for Asian countries to strengthen economic cooperation, guard against future financial crises and establish an Asian Monetary Fund resonates more deeply today than they did even in 2000, he added.