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Cyprus Speaker to take part in IPU summit in New York
2005-08-26 11:56:43

Nicosia, Aug 26 (CNA) House President Demetris Christofias will attend the Second World Conference of Speakers of Parliaments, organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, from 7 to 9 September 2005.

An IPU statement said more than 150 speakers of parliaments are due to attend conference and will bring their vision of multilateral cooperation to the hub of international politics.

IPU President, Chilean Senator Sergio Paez, and President of the United Nations General Assembly, Jean Ping, will open the summit, which will also be addressed by UN Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan.

The Conference will present its Declaration directly to the Summit of Heads of State and Government that will take place at the same venue from 14 to 19 September 2005.

Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos will be in New York to attend the Millenium Summit and address the UN General Assembly.

The Speakers of parliaments will bring the concerns of their citizens to the United Nations and will discuss ways to deepen the involvement of parliaments in international affairs and to support efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

They will also review a proposed new framework of criteria and good practices to advance democracy through the institution of parliament.

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