High-Level Delegation Led by Speaker of HoF Attending 148th Assembly of IPU

Addis Ababa: The High-Level Ethiopian delegation led by the Speaker of House of Federation (HoF) Agegnehu Teshager is attending the 148th World Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Geneva.

The 148th IPU assembly kicked off in Geneva, Switzerland, on 23rd March, with the theme “Parliamentary diplomacy: Building bridges for peace and understanding”.

The assembly will continue until 27 March, 2024, it was learnt.

In his opening remarks, Agegnehu said that the assembly is underway at a critical, requiring members of the parliament to discharge their responsibilities to address the current challenges of peace and security worldwide.

The assembly will also create conducive opportunity for members of the parliament to deliberate in the coming days on ways of restoring peace and stability at the global level, he pointed out.

The Speaker further stressed to end the ongoing wars and conflicts in Africa, the Middle East, Ukraine and in other parts of the world, the participation of members of the parliament
is essential in addition to political will.

Ethiopia is resolutely working for peace and stability by fully implementing the Pretoria peace agreement, Agegnehu recalled.

He also stressed the imperatives to bring about durable peace and stability in the eastern Africa, making economic integration in the region and mentioned what Ethiopia has embarked on to this effect, including the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

Agegnehu also mentioned the inclusive National Dialogue Commission which Ethiopia has established with a view to reaching national consensus on major national issues among the citizenry.

The IPU facilitates parliamentary diplomacy and empowers parliaments and parliamentarians to promote peace, democracy and sustainable development around the world.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency