The work of the 74th Assembly of African Parliamentary Union (APU) Executive Committee came to a close on the evening of 14th June in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, with the adoption of amendments to the statutes currently governing the union.
These amendments, which are the result of the intense debates held over several days by the delegations, are chiefly aimed at further boosting the role played by the APU in important matters, such as the consolidation of peace, democracy and solidarity among African States represented by their respective parliaments.
They are also aimed at increasing equality in the distribution of responsibilities for the most important posts in the institution, and boosting the role for national parliamentary groups in order to interact with their actions in the workings of the institution.
At the closing ceremony they also adopted two important motions, according to Santiago Nsobeya Efuman Nchama, First Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies.
They were a declaration of the Peace Process in Central African Republic, and the motion of gratitude to the authorities, and the Central African National Assembly.
The delegation from the Equatoguinean parliament that attended the assembly of the executive committee was made up of Santiago Nsobeya Efuman Nchama, Salvador Nguema Mangue, spokesperson for the coalition group; Maria Leonor Bula Epam Biribe, a parliamentarian, and Liz Maura Bareiros Nsobeya, Director of the First Vice-President’s Office.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office