Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:27 - Updated Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:36
Seychelles: Audiences dominate Angolan speaker's agenda
Mahe, Seychelles - The Angolan Parliament speaker, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, Thursday here discussed with the Seychelles MP, Charles de Commarmond, matters concerning bilateral relations between the two countries.
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Parliament speaker Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos (right) wecomes DRC MP Boniface Balamague
Photo: Foto cedida
The meeting was held on the fringes of the 41st Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum (PF) taking place in Seychelles’ largest island since Monday.
The parties also focused on harnessing demographic dividends through investing in youths.
Speaking to the press, the Seychelles MP said the meeting with the Angolan speaker who is also currently the chair of the SADC Parliamentary Forum, aimed at outlining ways to strengthen existing bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
The Seychelles MP praised the way the PF has been led since Angola took up the helm of this African institution in November 2016, and the main theme chosen for discussion, since youths are the future leaders of the continent.
He also expressed satisfaction with the fact that Seychelles is hosting the meeting, which, according to him, shows the country’s capacity to hold continental events.
In another audience, the Angolan official met with the Congolese MP, Boniface Balamague, from whom he received greetings.
On the occasion, the Congolese MP told journalists that the meeting aimed at conveying greetings of courtesy to SADC PF head, to whom he also delivered a message from his DRC counterpart, Aubin Minaku, who missed the Seychelles event due to his agenda.
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