House Speaker’s initiative for Middle East countries cooperation forum

House of Representatives President Demetris Syllouris referred on Saturday to his initiative to establish a cooperation forum between parliaments of Middle Eastern countries.

He was addressing an Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) meeting of the preparatory committee for the Fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament, which took place in Geneva, a House of Representatives press release issued on Saturday says.

In his invervention Syllouris spoke of the importance of including a number of parliamentary assemblies which operate around the world within IPU.

He referred in particular to the lack of a regional parliamentary assemblly for Middle Eastern countries and his initiative to establish a cooperation forum for parliaments in the region.

IPU President Gabriela Cuevas Barron expressed the organisations “satisfaction about this initiative and its willingness to help with expertise in order for it to take shape in practice.”

Syllouris retruns to Cyprus on Sunday.

Source: Cyprus News Agency