New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will head Indian delegation of the Members of Parliament for 141st assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, which is going to be organised from October 13 to 17 in Belgrade, Serbia.
Indian Parliamentary Delegation will also include Shashi Tharoor, Kanimozhi Karunanidhi, Wansuk Syiem, Shobha Karandlaje, Desh Deepak Verma, P.C. Koul and other senior members.
“At the Assembly, Speaker Birla will address the gathering of presiding officers and parliamentarians from 179 Member countries on theme of assembly, ‘Strengthening international law: Parliamentary roles and mechanisms, and the contribution of regional cooperation’,” said an official statement.
It further added, “After the conclusion of the general debate, a declaration will be adopted by the Assembly. The speaker will also address the dignitaries gathering on development and economy at the speakers’ dialogue on governance during the Assembly.”
Meanwhile, Speaker will also hold various bilateral meetings with his counterparts from other parliaments to discuss matters of mutual interest and increased parliamentary cooperation.
On the sidelines, the members of the delegation will be participating in various meetings of the standing committees of IPU, governing council, forum of women parliamentarians, forum of young parliamentarians and panel discussions on important subjects.
The delegation will also attend the meetings of the parliamentary forum on BRICS and coordination meeting of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) and the Association of the Secretary-General of Parliaments (ASGP).