Speaker inaugurates Commonwealth Parliamentarian’s seminar
18 May 2015, Nirapad News: Chairperson of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) executive committee and Speaker of the Bangladesh Parliament Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today inaugurated the four-day conference at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre here.
“CPA is an active network to promote good parliamentary practice and advance parliamentary democracy,” she said at the event.
She has urged all including parliament members to work together to further strengthen parliamentary democracy across the world.
The 26th annual seminar will be attended by 50 parliamentarians from different countries under nine commonwealth zones with the theme “Strengthening Parliamentary Democracy”, a Parliament Secretariat press release said here today.
A total of 13 sessions will be held on different topics including – “The Commonwealth and the Role of the CPA”, “The Parliamentary and Political Scene in Bangladesh”, “The Member of Parliament and the Party”, “Parliament, Gender and Human Rights” and Parliament, the Member and the Media”.
Along with the foreign parliamentarians, Veteran parliamentarians from Bangladesh are expected to present keynote papers in five sessions.
Established in 1911, CPA is the oldest organisation in the Commonwealth.