A six-member Indian Parliamentary Delegation (IPD) will attend the 143rd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to be held in Madrid, Spain from Friday. The delegation can be led by Lok Sabha MP Bhartruhari Mahtab.
The delegation includes Lok Sabha MPs Dr Sanjay Jaiswal, Poonamben Maadam, Vishnu Dayal Ram, Diya Kumari, and Rajya Sabha MP Sasmit Patra.
Ajay Kumar, Joint Secretary, Lok Sabha Secretariat is the Secretary to the delegation that can attend the Assembly from November 26-30.
During the Assembly, a General Debate can be held on the theme “Contemporary challenges to democracy: overcoming division and building community”, stated a Lok Sabha Secretariat assertion.
The 4 IPU Standing Committees with separate agendas can be assembly concurrently.
The Forum of Women Parliamentarians, Forum of Young Parliamentarians, Committee to Promote Respect for International Humanitarian Law together with Advisory Group on Health will even maintain their sittings.
The members of IPD will take part within the conferences of those IPU our bodies.
India is the current Chair of BRICS and the Parliament of India will host the Seventh BRICS Parliamentary Forum on the sidelines of the Assembly.
The theme “Role of BRICS Parliaments in ensuring equitable and inclusive post-pandemic economic recovery” can be mentioned by the delegates from BRICS Parliaments.
The Indian delegation will even attend the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) Coordinating Meeting and Inaugural Meeting of the Parliamentary Network of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).