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Mark visits China for inter-parliamentary cooperation

09 May 2014, 13:22

Abuja - The Senate President David Mark and several senators left for the Peoples’ Republic of China on the invitation of the Chinese Parliament.

During the visit, the parliamentarians would hold talks on inter-parliamentary cooperation and the role of the legislature in strengthening and deepening democracy especially in the two countries.

A statement issued on Friday in Abuja by Paul Mumeh the Chief Press Secretary to Mark, said the President of the Chinese Parliament, Dejiang Zhang and his colleagues would play host to their Nigerian counterparts in Beijing.

The statement listed senators on the trip to include Ganiyu Solomon, Minority Whip, Helen Esuene, Chairman, Senate committee on Women Affairs, and Babayo Gamawa, Vice Chairman, Aviation committee.

Others include; Isa Galaudu Vice Chairman, committee on Banking, Sunny Ogbuoji Vice Chairman, Appropriation committee and former Sen. Saminu Turaki.

The statement said that in September 2013, Mark played host to the President of the Chinese Senate, Zhang Dejiang in Abuja.

It added that during that visit, Dejiang extended an invitation to Mark to visit China to further the inter-parliamentary cooperation between the two nations.

The senate president and his colleagues are expected back in Abuja on May 15.



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