Published: Sunday, 08 November 2020
PAP delegation arrives in Malawi ahead of official visit
A delegation of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), led by the Acting President Hon. Djamel Bouras, has touched down in Lilongwe, the Capital city of the Republic of Malawi. The delegation was welcomed at the Kamuzu International by Hon. Madalitso Kazombo, first Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Malawi and members of the Malawian delegation to the PAP.
Members of the continental Parliament are on a five-day visit to the Southern African country . They are expected to meet with H.E. Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi; Rt. Honourable Catherine Gotani Hara, Speaker of the Parliament of Malawi; and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Justice.
The visit is expected to advocate for the ratification of the African Union (AU) legal instruments including the PAP Protocol and the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).
The PAP delegation will also explore partnership opportunities with the Parliament of Malawi in the areas of PAP visibility; capacity building; and implementation of AU Treaties/legal instruments and PAP Recommendations and Resolutions at national level. Finally, the PAP will take stock of how the country is handling the Covid-19 pandemic. The PAP delegation is made up of Hon. Chief Fortune Charumbira (Zimbabwe) and Vice President of the PAP; Hon. Aurelien- Simplice Zingas (Central African Republic), Chairperson of the PAP Committee on Health; Hon. War Djibril (Senegal), Chairperson of the PAP Committee on Rules and Privileges; Hon. Pemmy Castelina Pamela Majodina (South Africa) (Ms.); and Mr. Vipya Harawa, Clerk of the PAP.