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Sunday 24 March 2019

Press Office of the House of Elders



Joint meeting of the Speakers of the National Assembly was held with a number of international partners for their continued cooperation with the Afghan Parliament at the National Assembly.



The meeting was attended by Fazl Hadi Muslimyar Speaker of Meshrano Jirga, Abdul Raouf Ibrahimi, Speaker of the Wolesi Jirga, Ambassadors from the European Union, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Deputy Head of the UNAMA Office in Kabul, and also by the secretaries of the National Assembly secretaries.The focus of the meeting was to assess the continued support of the international community to the Afghanistan parliament, fight against corruption and to enforce laws.


At this meeting, Speakers of the Houses admired the international community on helping Afghanistan parliament, in particular, to strengthen the country's parliament and said that the UNDP and USAID (ALBA) have been working closely with the Parliament of Afghanistan and had a great technical cooperation with the Parliament. The Speakers added that the mentioned cooperation is not enough and still here is a need for continuation of such cooperation for other five years.


During the meeting, Speakers of the Houses presented information about the achievements of the parliament in the process of law approvals, monitoring of the government activities, establishing work system in the secretaries of the Houses and also about other related activities which are performed in past years.


Subsequently, Mr. Pierre Mayaudon, Ambassador of the European Union, Sir Nicholas Kay KCMG, Ambassador of the United Kingdom, and Mr Walter Hassmann Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Kabul expressed their satisfaction about necessary facilities achievements in various sections of the National Assembly and said their concerns would be shared with their respective countries, owing to continued UNDP work with the Afghan National Assembly.