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Friday, December 18, 2009

President, four legislators attend IPU meeting in Copenhagen

Jakarta - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono along with two members of the Regional Representatives Council (DPD) and the House of Representatives (DPR) each attended an Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) meeting in Copenhagen on Wednesday (Dec 16).

The IPU meeting took place on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting, the DPR said in a press statement issued on Friday.

Two DPR or House members attending the IPU meeting were Muhammad Najib and KMRT Roy Suryo Notodiprojo, while the two members of the (DPD were the DPD Committee II Chairman, Susilo Bambang, and DPD Chairman of the Inter-Agency Relations (PHAL) Hamdhani.

The IPU meeting also discussed important issues being dealt with at the UN Conference on Climate Change.

According to Hamdhani, the DPD considered that cooperation between world parliamentarians and the UN organs such as the UNFCCC need to be enhanced in order to increase the IPU`s role in contribution to and support for the UN.

"The purpose of the meeting was to substantiate cooperation between the IPU and the UN," he said.

The IPU is an international organization which was established in 1889 and the first multilateral forum in the world. The IPU with its headquarters in Geneva is composed of 143 national parliaments and seven regional parliamentary associations.
Source : Antara News

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