Fourth ordinary session of the Pan-African Parliament begins in Midrand

Midrand (South Africa), 09 May 2017 (SPS) - The fourth ordinary session of the Pan-African Parliament began in South Africa on Monday to analyze and address the issues of greatest concern to the peoples of the continent.

The session, attended by 54 states of the continent, had as guests of honor the presidents of Malawi, S.E. Prof. Arthur P. Mutharika, and Burkina Faso, S.E. Roch Mark Christian Kabore.

Both leaders stressed in their interventions before the African deputies the need to continue strengthening the institution that unites all the states of the continent to face the problems and ensure stability and development, respecting always the constitutive act of the African Union.

The session was also attended by representatives of international institutions. These include the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean, the President of the Arab Parliament and the President of the National Assembly of Serbia.

South Africa, the host country, was represented by the deputy foreign minister, who assured that his country will continue to invest and support the work of the institution of all Africans.

During the afternoon the work of the regional commissions began, including that of North Africa, which includes deputies from the Saharawi Republic, Algeria, Mauritania, Libya, Tunisia and Egypt.

The fourth ordinary session will continue until the 19th of this month. SPS