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Speakers of Parliaments of Australia, UAE and Bangladesh call on Lok Sabha Speaker on the sidelines of 9th P20 Summit


Shri Birla Congratulates President, Pan African Parliament for inclusion of African Union in G20

Posted On: 12 OCT 2023 7:36PM by PIB Delhi

The Parliamentary Forum on LiFE (Mission Lifestyle for Environment), has been held today, October 12, 2023, on the day preceding the grand opening of the ninth G20 Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit (P20), the first P20 summit to be hosted by India. Following the Parliamentary Forum, Hon’ Milton Dick, Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives; H.E Ms. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad of Bangladesh; H.E. Mr. Saqr Ghobash, Speaker of the Federal National Council, UAE; and H.E. Dr. Ashebir Woldegiorgis Gayo, Acting President, Pan African Parliament called on the Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla.

The Lok Sabha Speaker expressed gratitude to Australia for supporting India's priorities and initiatives during G20 Summit. He also praised Australia for supporting India's initiative for the inclusion of African Union in G20. Shri Birla also noted that recent visits by Prime Ministers of both countries have given a new dimension to bilateral relations between India and Australia and mutual cooperation has further deepened and infused new energy. He urged that both Parliaments should widen the scope of parliamentary cooperation.

During his meeting with H.E Ms. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad of Bangladesh, Shri Birla emphasised that India and Bangladesh should further strengthen cooperation between the two Parliaments. He expressed satisfaction at increasing connectivity across road, rail, air, waterways and digital sectors between the two countries.

In his meeting with Mr. Saqr Ghobash, Speaker of the Federal National Council, UAE, Shri Birla noted that initiatives like ‘Global Biofuel Alliance' and 'India Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor’ have brought India and UAE closer.

During his meeting with H.E. Dr. Ashebir Woldegiorgis Gayo, Acting President, Pan African Parliament, Shri Birla congratulated him for inclusion of the African Union in G20. The leaders discussed several important issues and explored opportunities for further collaboration between the two Parliaments.

More information on P20 Summit:

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  2. Prime Minister to inaugurate 9th G20 Parliamentary Speakers' Summit (P-20) in New Delhi on 13th October
  3. Presiding Officers of G20 Nations begin arriving in India for 9th P20 Summit
  4. 9th P20 Summit to be preceded by Parliamentary Forum on Mission LiFE
  5. Mission LiFE has given the world a new comprehensive approach for protecting environment and addressing challenges such as climate change: Lok Sabha Speaker

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