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Bahati Lukwebo talks to his G20 counterparts in Rome

Kinshasa, October 10th, 2021 (CPA) .- The president of the Senate, Prof. Modeste Bahati Lukwebo, took advantage of his participation in the meeting of the speakers of the parliaments of Group 20, in Rome, from October 7th to October 9th, 2021, to revitalize and strengthen parliamentary diplomacy between the DRC and the various countries present. In this context, the speaker of the Upper House of Parliament had fruitful discussions with the respective Presidents of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Pacheco, of the South Korean Parliament as well as with the President of the US Senate, Pelosi. The participants in these meetings held as a prelude to the COP 26, scheduled for next November in Glasgow, Scotland, pledged to sensitize their governments to continue working to eradicate poverty in the world, with a view to reducing inequalities. social. During the Rome meeting, the participants, added the source, also raised topics relating to the COVID 19 pandemic and food insecurity. In this context, the presidents of the 20 countries of the major economies of the world and their guests expressed the wish to see «  the progress of medical research and the intensification of vaccination campaigns, with a view to quickly translating into wider success those – here on a global scale, for a better future  ». Other issues related to climate and the environment were on the menu of this work, it says. The strengthening of parliamentary diplomacy between the DRC and its partners is part of the vision of the Head of State, Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, indicates the Communication Unit of the Cabinet President of the Senate Professor Modeste Bahati Lukwebo had promised, in his speech when he took office at the head of the Senate, to make parliamentary diplomacy his hobbyhorse, with particular emphasis on economic diplomacy. This is, according to the source, a promise of visibility of the chamber of the wise found on the international level. The next meeting of Speakers of G20 Group parliaments will be hosted by the Indonesian parliament in 2022, the source said. Besides the DRC, the Netherlands, Spain and Singapore were special guests at the last meeting.


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