Saraki Leads Delegation To 137th IPU

By Factnews on 13/10/2017

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A delegation of the National Assembly to the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly, led by President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, departed Nigeria on Thursday to St. Petersburg, Russia, for the session.

Chief Press Secretary to Saraki, Sanni Onogu, stated this in a statement.

The assembly would hold between Oct. 14 and Oct. 18.

The theme of the session is “Promoting Cultural Pluralism and Peace through Inter-faith and Inter-ethnic Dialogue.”

Onogu said that Saraki, a member of the Governing Board of IPU, would present a keynote address at the assembly.

He would also participate in debates and meet with the Chairman of Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Valentina Matvienko.

Saraki is also expected to meet with the Chairman, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Vyacheslav Volodin.

He said that he would hold session with President, House of Councillors of Morocco, Hakim Benchamach, and an interactive session with Nigerians in Diaspora at the sidelines.

He added that Saraki would equally brief on the parliamentary contribution to the 2017 United Nations Climate Change Conference and participate in a debate on engaging the private sector in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

 

Posted on October, 13 2017

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