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Cuban Deputies Attend Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly

Geneva, October 20 (RHC)-- A Cuban delegation of lawmakers headed by Yolanda Ferrer, President of the International Relations Committee of the National Assembly of the People's Power (Parliament), is attending the 133rd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), which began its general debate on Sunday at the International Conference Center of Geneva, Switzerland.

After inaugurating parliamentary works, Saber Chowdhury, chairman of the IPU, reviewed the work done since the previous Assembly held in Hanoi, and reported about the agreement by acclamation to reinstate Fiji as member 167 of the IPU.

Simultaneously, the standing committees of Democracy and Human Rights and of Peace and International Security began their work to discuss issues related to democracy in the digital age, and the need to strengthen global cooperation to combat terrorism, respectively.

The Forum of Young Parliamentarians of the IPU met in a workshop with the main objective of holding exchanges about the causes of migration and the socio-economic impact caused by the displacement of persons.

After intense discussions, the proposal of United Arab Emirates and Sudan, related to the strengthening of the role played by parliamentarians in the effective implementation of the principles of international law in the protection of refugees was adopted as an urgent point of the meeting.

Edited by Ivan Martínez
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