quarta-feira, 20 de maio de 2009

Saharawi delegation participates in eleventh ordinary session of Pan-African Parliament

A Saharawi delegation composed of members of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), Soueilma Beirouk Salama and Mohamed Eslama Badi participated Monday in the eleventh ordinary session of the PAP, held in Midrand from 18 to 29 May 2009, sources from the Saharawi Embassy in South Africa indicated.

The opening of the session was also attended by the Ambassador of SADR to South Africa, Saleh El Abd, and members of diplomatic missions in Pretoria.

The Saharawi delegation had several meetings with representatives of the participating delegations, including the Vice President of Ghana, who were informed about the latest developments on the Western Sahara issue, the same source said.

The 2nd meeting was devoted to the sub committees of Parliament, of which SADR is vice president of Parliament for North Africa. The meeting focused on issues related to the amendment of the Constitution of the African Union, the upcoming elections for the office of the PAP and its budget.

The Pan-African Parliament was established in March 2004 by the Constitutive Act of the African Union in its Article 17 as one of nine bodies provided by the Treaty establishing the African Economic Community signed in Abuja, Nigeria in 1991.

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