Parliament Speaker and IPU Discuss Activating Parliamentary Relations

Hammoudeh Sabbagh highlighted the need for increasing parliamentary relations between Syria and the Inter-Parliamentary Union writes SANA.

Speaker of the People’s Assembly, Hammoudeh Sabbagh, and Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Martin Chungong, discussed means of activating and developing parliamentary relations with the Union. 

Discussions occurred during a meeting on Monday, on the sidelines of the 29th Conference of the Arab inter-Parliamentary Union (AIPU), currently being held in Amman, Jordan. 

Sabbagh underlined the importance of cooperation between the People’s Assembly and the IPU through dialogue, the exchange of ideas and the enhancing of the role of parliamentary diplomacy by building bridges between countries and peoples. 

For his part, Chungong voiced his hopes of bolstering cooperation between the two sides, and referred to his 2015 visit to Damascus and showed willingness to repeat the visit to exchange ideas on parliamentary work and cooperation in this field. 

Sabbagh heads Syria’ parliamentary delegation to the 29th Conference of AIPU currently being held in Amman, under the title ”al-Quds (Jerusalem), the eternal capital of Palestine”.

 

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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