October 15, 2022

Rt. Hon Sidie Mohammed Tunis on Friday, October 14, 2022 on the sideline of the ongoing 145th Assembly meeting in Rwanda Kigali, held separate meetings with the Honorable Speaker of the Rwandan Parliament and Members of the EU Parliament Delegation.

“I thanked both distinguished personalities for the courtesies extended our delegation and presented a case for sustained partnership and collaboration”, said.

His meeting with the Speaker of the Rwanda Parliament Rt. Hon. Donatilla Mukabalisa, who also serves as Host Speaker and Chairperson of the IPU 145th Assembly, was very productive.

Rwanda has been at the top of the IPU’s monthly ranking of women in national parliament. Our discussion, therefore, focused around establishing partnerships and implementing similar model in the ECOWAS Parliament.

Furthermore, meeting with the EU Members of Parliament was very rewarding as we discussed the modalities of establishing a strong partnership between the two Regional Parliaments, in a bid to strengthen parliamentary diplomacy between the EU & ECOWAS.

I appreciate their very positive responses, which have provided additional boosts to our partnership drive in building stronger institutions. I also wish to congratulate Her Excellency Madam Speaker on her election as the chairperson of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) assembly, and thank her for accepting to honor our invitation to the forthcoming 2nd Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja.