Pan-African parliament to discuss peace, security in continent

Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-26 00:16:45|Editor: yan
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JOHANNESBURG, April 25 (Xinhua) -- The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) will meet in Johannesburg to discuss peace and security issues, as well as model law on policing in the continent at the beginning of May, said PAP President Roger Nkodo Dang on Thursday.

He stated that African parliamentarians will also discuss the report on the statelessness and citizenship in the continent among a range of issues.

"Honorable legislators will engage on advancing the agenda of building viable and inclusive democracies in Africa as well as the industrial development on our continent, whose foundation is the Continental Free Trade Area," said Dang.

He said African parliamentarians will also discuss the ratification of the Malabo protocol which gives powers to the PAP to operate as a legislative body.

The President of Madagascar Andry Rajoelina is expected to address the plenary during the opening ceremony.

The African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Moussa Mahamat is expected to lead a debate about finding durable solutions to forced displacement in Africa.

The PAP is one of the organs of the AU. It is intended as a platform for people from all African states to be involved in discussions and decision-making on the problems and challenges facing the continent.