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Rajya Sabha, Rwanda Senate sign MoU to promote inter-parliamentary dialogue

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

For the first time, the today signed a (MoU) with its counterpart in a foreign country, Rwanda, for promoting inter-parliamentary dialogue.

M Venkaiah Naidu became the first chairman to sign such an agreement when he inked the MoU with the visiting of the Senate of the Republic of Rwanda,

The MoU, with six articles of cooperation, seeks to promote inter-parliamentary dialogue, capacity building of the parliamentary staff, organisation of conferences, forums, seminars, staff-attachment programmes, workshops and exchanges.

The two sides also agreed to collaborate in regional and international multilateral parliamentary bodies in furtherance of the relations between the two countries.

Naidu and Makuza discussed issues of bilateral interest and opportunities for cooperation for mutual benefit. Naidu complimented the people and Parliament of for having 60 per cent women legislators.

He also complimented for being elected as the of the in January and successfully hosting the Assembly of the in capital in March that resulted in the signing of the African Continent Free Trade Agreement.

Makuza explained the special role of the Senate of in monitoring and punishing those responsible for the genocide policy in the country that had resulted in the killing of about 10 lakh people and also in overseeing the implementation of the social justice programmes.

A three-senator delegation from Rwanda, led by Makuza, is the first such team exclusively from the of any country to visit

The other two senators in the delegation are Gertrude Kazarwa, of the Senate Committee on Political Affairs and Good Governance, and Therese Kagoyire Vishagara, Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs,

The delegation is on a three-day visit to that concludes tomorrow.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 17:30 IST