A six-member Indian Parliamentary Delegation (IPD) will attend the 143rd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), which will take place in Madrid, Spain, starting Friday. The delegation is led by Bhartruhari Mahtab, MP, Lok Sabha

The delegation consists of Dr. Sanjay Jaiswal, MP, Lok Sabha; Poonamben Maadam, MP, Lok Sabha; Vishnu Dayal Ram, MP, Lok Sabha; Diya Kumari, MP, Lok Sabha; and Sasmit Patra, MP, Rajya Sabha. Ajay Kumar, Joint Secretary, Lok Sabha Secretariat is the delegation’s secretary. The delegation will attend the meeting from November 26th to 30th.

A general debate on “Contemporary Challenges to Democracy: Overcoming Divisions and Community Building” will be held during the above gathering, the Lok Sabha Secretariat said in a statement. The four standing committees of the IPU with separate agendas will meet at the same time.

Forum of women parliamentarians, forum of young women parliamentarians; The Committee to Promote Respect for International Humanitarian Law and the Health Advisory Group will also meet. The members of the IPD take part in the meetings of these IPU bodies.

India is the current chairman of the BRICS and the Indian Parliament will host the seventh BRICS Parliamentary Forum on the fringes of the assembly. The issue of “Role of the BRICS Parliaments in Ensuring a Just and Inclusive Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery” will be discussed by delegates from the BRICS Parliaments.

The Indian delegation will also attend the coordination meeting of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) and the opening session of the Parliamentary Network of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). (ANI)

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