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Liberia’s Legislative Delegation visits British Parliament

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The House of Representatives
The House of Representatives

LONDON, ENGLAND-A seven member Liberian Legislative Delegation will begin a week long engagement with the British Parliament and key education and policy institutions beginning Monday, May 7, 2018.

The Liberian Delegation will hold discussion with their British Parliament in Westminster.

According to the British Group Inter-parliamentary Union (BGIPU), the occasion represents the first Liberian delegation to the UK for more than four decades.

Speaking at the Liberian Embassy near London, the BGIPU Deputy Director, Dominique Rees said the policy exchanges will highlight Liberia’s deepening democratic gains, while leveraging the role of parliament in shaping the UK policies and fostering democracy globally.

Madam Rees the delegation will hold high level discussion s with specialized committees of the House of Commons, including the Select Committee on Education, International Development and members of the All-Party Parliamentary Committee on Africa.

The delegation will also be hosted with leading International Affairs think tank Chatham House with a focus on “The Liberia Future of Liberia’s Democracy and Development.

Members of the Legislative Delegation include Representatives Johnson Gwaikolo, Munah Pelham Youngblood, Rustolyn Dennis, Byron Zahnwea and Juli Wiah.

The Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives, Madam Mildred Siryon, is also part of the delegation.

 

 


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