Kinshasa, August 17, 2021 : The Forum of Parliaments of Member States of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (FP-ICGLR) is organizing the Second Part of the Fourth Statutory Meeting of the Committee on “Economic Development, Regional Integration and Natural Resources”, to be held virtually by video-conferencing on August 26, 2021 from 14h00 to 16h00, Kinshasa time (GMT+1), due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a continuation of the discussion held on 16th November, 2020 as was requested by the members of the Committee to have a further look into the issue and update the research report accordingly.
The FP-ICGLR is an inter-parliamentary organization composed of 12 National Parliaments of the ICGLR Member States namely the Republic of Angola, the Republic of Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the Republic of South Sudan, the Republic of the Sudan, the United Republic Tanzania, the Republic of Uganda and the Republic of Zambia.
The main objective of the FP-ICGLR is to make a significant parliamentary contribution to the implementation of the Pact on Security, Stability and Development in the Great Lakes Region.
This Fourth Statutory Meeting on “Economic Development, Regional Integration and Natural Resources” will mainly focus on the assessment of the updated report of the “Impact of COVID-19 on Economic Development in the Great Lakes Region”and the discussion of the updated draft resolution on post post-Covid strategies proposed to Member States by Member Parliaments.
The meeting will be attended by parliamentarians who are nominated to serve in this Committee.
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