Thursday, April 23, 2015

Mulémbwè is candidate to Speaker of the Pan-African Parliament

clubofmozambiqueMozambique’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Oldemeri Baloi, has submitted the candidacy of Eduardo Mulémbwè for the post of Speaker of the Pan-African Parliament, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, APA learns on Wednesday.A media statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation explains that Baloi announced that Mulembwe, a Mozambican Member of Parliament and former parliamentary speaker intends to become the speaker of the Pan African Parliamnet and is current seeking support from diplomats based in Addis Abeba to endorse his candidacy.At the meeting in Ethiopia, Baloi said Mulembwe was “a good son of Africa, deeply engaged in the development and prosperity of the African continent and who chaired the Assembly of the Republic of Mozambique in a transition period of a one-party system to a multi-party system.”During his one-day visit to Addis Ababa, which arises under the rotating presidency of the Council of Mozambique Peace and Security of the African Union, Baloi met with Commissioner Smail Chergui, and the Ethiopian Minister for Business, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.According to the statement, during the meetings, the participants analyzed the electoral processes in Africa, conflicts prevailing in several African countries, the phenomenon of terrorism on the continent and reconstruction efforts after the Ebola period.Speaking of elections which saw 15 countries holding parliamentary and presidential elections this year, Baloi told diplomats: “we believe that they should create opportunity for the completion of the transition of political processes and strengthen constitutionalism and the rule of law in several countries.”He also expressed deep concern over the prevailing conflict in Western Sahara, Libya, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia and the Central African Republic to continue to endanger the political stability of these countries and threatening the lives of innocent people.

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