Morocco attends meeting of African parliamentary union
Regional-Morocco, Politics, 5/7/2002
Morocco is taking part in the 40th session of the executive committee of the African Parliamentary Union (APU) that opened proceedings in Addeis Ababa this Monday, under the chairmanship of President Girma Weld-Giorgis of Ethiopia.
The Moroccan delegation, led by first vice-speaker of the house of representatives, Abdelaziz Alaoui Hafidi, has voiced backing to the membership application submitted by Namibia and Somalia.
"we hail the membership of the Namibian and Somalian parliaments," Hafidi said, expressing satisfaction over the efforts made by the Somali government to establish peace and restore security in the country.
Somalia officially submitted to this 40th session the membership application of its transition national assembly, after an absence of 10 years, "due to difficult circumstances," as put by the delegate of the Somali Parliament.
The membership applications of Namibia and Somalia will be referred to the APU general conference to be held in Khartoum, Sudan.
The Addis Ababa two-day meeting, that is attended by parliamentarians from 35 African countries, is discussing means of consolidating relations between the APU members.
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