05.17.10

CPA head visits Seychelles to talk to parliamentarians

Posted in International Organisations at 5:28 pm by Robert Klien

Last weekend, the secretary-general of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) (http://www.cpahq.org/cpahq/mem/default.aspx) visited Seychelles as part of official visits to branches in the Africa region.

Dr William Shija was met the National Assembly’s deputy speaker Wilby Lucas. During his 2-day stay, he visited the Seychelles branch of the CPA, with its president – the assembly speaker Dr Patrick Herminie. Also, he attended the branch’s executive committee meeting at the assembly, to be co-chaired by the vice-presidents, Marie-Louise Potter and Wavel Ramkalawan.

Active CPA branches are found in 175 national, state, provincial and territorial parliaments with a total of around 17 000 parliamentarians. The Seychelles branch became a member of the CPA in 1995. From 2003 to 2007 its membership was suspended until its fee settlement in 2008.

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