Southern Africa: SADC Forum to Set Up Technical Structure for Regional Parliament

Luanda — Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Parliamentary Forum said its working on creation of the structures for technical and administrative support for the regional Parliament.

The Secretaries General Committee of the national members parliament of SADC parliamentary forum are working on attaining this goal.

This was confirmed by secretary general of the National Assembly of Angola, Pedro Agostinho de Neri, on Wednesday.

Pedro Agostinho de Neri attended via video conference the meeting of the Committee of secretaries general of SADC Parliamentary Forum held from South Africa.

"The process for transformation of SADC Parliament Forum into a Regional Parliament has been in progress. This entails the creation of organs to support, in terms of technical, technological and administrative point of view, this Parliament", he clarified.

According to him, the secretaries general of SADC Parliament Forum is tasked with creation of pre-conditions to assess an organisational structure able to respond to the future Regional Parliament.

The transformation process of SADC Parliament Forum into a regional Parliament, still to be completed, was recommended by SADC Council of Ministers, in particular during the forum held

in 2018 in Windhoek, Namibia.

SADC Parliamentary Forum was established in 1997. Its main aim is to provide a platform for Parliaments and parliamentarians to promote regional integration in SADC.

SADC comprises Angola, South Africa, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Seychelles, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The Secretaries General Committee of the national members parliament of SADC parliamentary forum are working on attaining this goal.

This was confirmed by secretary general of the National Assembly of Angola, Pedro Agostinho de Neri, on Wednesday.

Pedro Agostinho de Neri attended via video conference the meeting of the Committee of secretaries general of SADC Parliamentary Forum held from South Africa.

"The process for transformation of SADC Parliament Forum into a Regional Parliament has been in progress. This entails the creation of organs to support, in terms of technical, technological and administrative point of view, this Parliament", he clarified.

According to him, the secretaries general of SADC Parliament Forum is tasked with creation of pre-conditions to assess an organisational structure able to respond to the future Regional Parliament.

The transformation process of SADC Parliament Forum into a regional Parliament, still to be completed, was recommended by SADC Council of Ministers, in particular during the forum held

in 2018 in Windhoek, Namibia.

SADC Parliamentary Forum was established in 1997. Its main aim is to provide a platform for Parliaments and parliamentarians to promote regional integration in SADC.

SADC comprises Angola, South Africa, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Seychelles, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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