Luanda — Carolina Cerqueira, Speaker of the National Assembly of Angola, recognized the domestic business community’s effective contribution to the success of a recent international parliamentary assembly.
According to Angola Pres News Agency, during a ceremony in Luanda on Monday that celebrated the support provided by national entities for the 147th General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the effectiveness of the Angolan business sector was evident. The event, hosted by Angola from October 23 to 27, 2023, brought together delegates from across the globe.
The Speaker addressed an audience that included representatives from various sectors such as hospitality, tourism, transportation, telecommunications, banking, food services, and health. She commended the institutions for their role in elevating Angola’s stature on an international level. Cerqueira’s acknowledgment went beyond corporate contribution; she also emphasized the dedication and commitment of individuals who contributed to the organization and execution of the event, particularly noting the significant involvement of the country’s youth.
In her speech, Cerqueira also expressed pride in Angola’s capacity to serve as a role model for other nations in hosting such large-scale and complex international gatherings.
The assembly in Luanda was not just a logistical success but also a diplomatic venue, culminating in the election of Tanzanian MP Tulia Ackson as the IPU president for a three-year term. The IPU is a long-established political organization comprising over 170 national parliaments and 12 regional parliamentary assemblies. It acts as a principal liaison to the United Nations, representing parliamentary views within the UN’s decision-making processes.