37th francophone parliamentary assembly to focus on democracy

Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The 37th francophone parliamentary assembly scheduled for 5-8 July in Kinshasa will focus on peace, democracy, elections and economic development, according to a statement from the Bureau of the Francophone Parliamentary Assembly (FPA) made available to PANA on Monday in the Congolese capital.

The statement said those topical issues had been chosen to look into the new political deal at a time when important pro-democracy movements had been set up in several francophone countries and where several polls were due to be held in the next few months.

The session will bring together more than 250 parliamentarians from 50 countries from the francophone space, including the speakers of Parliament from Burkina Faso, Benin, Central African Republic, Gabon, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger and Quebec, as well as the chairman of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC).

The FPA plenary assembly will be held on 7-8 July and the opening ceremony will be marked by speeches by president Joseph Kabila Kabange of DRC, the secretary-general of the International Francophone Organization (IFO), Abdou Diouf and the FPA president Jacques Chignon.  

Sources say that the holding of FPA in Kinshasa would be followed in one year by the francophone summit in the same city.

04 يوليو 2011 22:43:45

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