Senate Plenary Session listened to report of 9th CPLP summit

The second report defended on 27 August in front of the Senate plenary session was the one by the delegation which attended the 9th Parliamentary Summit of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries, CPLP held from 8 to 10 July in the city of Luanda, the capital of Angola, presented by Senate and member of the aforementioned organisation, Pilar Djombe Djangani.

The report by the delegation headed by the First Vice-President of the Senate, A�ngel Serafin Seriche Dougan Malabo, indicates that the 9th Parliamentary Summit of the CPLP had the objective to Amend the Statutes of the CPLP Parliamentary Summit that make reference to the authorities, organizations, the Establishment of the Permanent Secretariat and its competition, the Budget for Installation and Operation of the aforementioned Secretariat, the Creation of the Young Parliamentary Network of the CPLP, as well as the free circulation of citizens in such network inside the European Union.

The subjects discussed were women’s empowerment, gender equality, multilateral economic cooperation between member countries, adoption of a preferential commerce system that facilitates economic cooperation between the Member Countries, the implementation of Food and Nutrition Security Strategy, as well as the strategic cooperation plan in this community’s field of Energy.

The challenges and perspectives of teaching Portuguese in the Member Countries reinforced with the elaboration of programmes for support, understanding and maintenance of a reinforced pedagogy for multilingual countries, and with their endogenous languages to develop in a globalized world and the adoption of the deliberations of this 9th Parliamentary Summit also appeared in the report.

The representative of the Equatorial Guinean Parliament, A�ngel Serafin Seriche Dougan Malabo, seemed optimistic during his speech by pointing out that, subsequent to the evaluation carried out from 4 to 6 July this year in Malabo in the framework of the EquatorialGuinea’s full integration in the CPLP, important advances became apparent in the implementation of the Portuguese language in the fields of education and administration, as well as cooperation agreements for these fields.

He also made reference to the Periodical Meeting for the Women’s Network of the AP-CPLP which took place in Malabo during 13 and 14 May 2019, in which its deliberations addressed subjects of interest for our society such as the problem of premature pregnancy, hospital treatment of HIV/AIDS, the need to launch campaigns to combat all forms of violence against women and girls, as well as to report gender based violence and human trafficking, indicating that the Parliamentary Summit shares the fundamental concern to be, and to be used as normative support for the Agenda of the Heads of State and Government with the aim of improving their ability to intervene.

Once the exposition of the report concluded, the senators congratulated the delegation for its active participation in the forum, and this was followed by their interest in the possibility of our country being the venue for the CPLP parliamentary summit, in addition to requesting clarifications on free circulation, the implementation of food and nutrition security strategy, and the state of teaching Portuguese in Equatorial Guinea, and those questions were clarified by members of the delegation.

Source: Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office

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