President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio has arrived Luanda, Angola for the 147th Inter-Parliamentary Union, IPU Assembly as leader of the Nigerian delegation.
Akpabio who is accompanied by four Senators and five House members was received on arrival at the Luanda International Airport by the Nigerian Ambassador to Angola, Professor Monique Oshame Ekpong and top officials of the Angolan government led by Deputy Secretary UIP Angola, Joao Diogo Gaspar.
A statement by the Special Assistant on Media and Communication to President of the Senate, Anietie Ekong quoted Gaspar as saying that Angola is honored by the presence of the Nigerian President of the Senate.
Gaspar noted that Akpabio’s attendance at the IPU Assembly with the Nigerian delegation would foster good relations not only between Nigeria and Angola but among African countries to reach consensus on issues affecting the continent.
Akpabio says he is delighted to attend the IPU Assembly hosted by Angola and commended the Angolan Government for good bilateral relations with Nigeria.
On arrival, Senator Akpabio led the Nigerian delegation to the first meeting of The African Group at the IPU Assembly.
The theme is closely linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, a key enabler of the entire development agenda.
The 147th IPU Assembly is holding in Luanda, Angola, from 21 to 27 October 2023 and is hosted by the National Assembly of Angola.
The IPU Assembly will provide a platform for parliamentarians, partner organizations and experts to share good practice and commit to the overall theme of Parliamentary action for peace, justice and strong institutions.
The Assembly will consider actions to strengthen trust between people and governance structures, to make public institutions more effective, accountable and representative, and to better equip parliaments to address the multiple interconnected geo-political, economic and environmental crises facing the world.
(Editor: Terverr Tyav)