Posted by: africanpressorganization | 14 April 2010

Delegation of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy Visits PAP

 


 

 

 

Delegation of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy Visits PAP

 

 

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, April 14, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A delegation of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (IAO) visited the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) today. The delegation, which was led by the Secretary-General, Mr. Anastasios Nerantzis, Member of the Hellenic Parliament held a meeting with the President of the PAP, Hon. Dr. Moussa Idriss Ndélé, MP and Members of the Bureau, as well as the Chairpersons of the Permanent Committees and the Secretariat of the PAP.

The leader of the IAO explained the mission of his organization, which he said was composed of parliamentarians from countries where the Orthodox Christians were present. He added that their mission was that of peace and coexistence. He said that the IAO’s headquarters was in Athens, Greece and that its leadership was elected every two years. Furthermore, he said that the next meeting of the IAO was going to be held in Yerevan, Armenia.

In terms of relationships with other organizations, he said that they have signed an agreement with the Organization of the Islamic Conference and that they looking forward to signing a similar agreement with the PAP.

On his part, Hon. Ndélé welcomed the delegation and said that the PAP appreciates and commends the noble ideals of the IAO.  He said that the proposed agreement would be passed on to the Secretariat of the PAP to look at the technical and legal details of it. Once that has been finalized, it would then be signed by the two parties.

 

 

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Pan-African Parliament (PAP)


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