Pan-African Parliament bureaux meet ahead of dialogue with the PRC


The Bureau, Chairpersons of the Permanent Committees and regional Caucuses and Management of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) are currently holding a preparatory meeting ahead of the PAP and Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) scheduled to take place in March 2020 in South Africa.

The preparatory meeting, chaired by PAP Vice Presidents Hon. Bouras DJAMEL and Hon. Chief Fortune CHARUMBIRA, aims to define the agenda the upcoming PAP/PRC Dialogue and agree on the issues of mutual interest to be discussed by members of the two organs of the African Union (AU).

The meeting between the PAP and the PRC was confirmed at the recently concluded 33rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the AU. Among other things the PAP/PRC dialogue will reflect on the different legal instruments adopted by the AU to promote the developmental agenda, and to assess their level of implementation in the different RECs and continent-wide.

The meeting will also review the achievements and the challenges as well as the way to establish linkages to enable the PRC and the PAP to play their respective roles in the process. Finally, the engagement will seek to enhance the mutual understanding and working relation between these two important arms of the Union.

The PRC comprises Permanent Representatives to the Union and other plenipotentiaries of Member States. The PRC conducts the day-to-day business of the AU on behalf of the Assembly and Executive Council. It reports to the Executive Council, prepares the Council’s work and acts on its instructions All AU Member States are members of the PRC.