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NZ Parliamentarian at Commonwealth Parliamentary Seminar

New Zealand Parliamentarian attends Commonwealth Parliamentary Seminar

Member of Parliament Asenati Lole-Taylor is this week taking part in the 25th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Parliamentary Seminar in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The CPA is an international community of parliaments and legislatures working together to deepen the Commonwealth’s knowledge and understanding of and commitment to democratic governance. It seeks to build an informed parliamentary community and to enhance co-operation between its parliaments and legislatures. CPA membership provides the opportunity for New Zealand members of Parliament to participate in a number of annual CPA activities.

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Seminar is an annual event that focusses on parliamentary practice and procedure, providing participants with an intensive programme to engage with international colleagues on these and other parliamentary matters.

The Speaker of the House, The Rt Hon David Carter, said the seminar is a valuable opportunity for participating members.

“The New Zealand Parliament’s participation in this annual event provides opportunities for New Zealand parliamentarians to engage in this significant international organisation and to learn about parliamentary procedure and practice across the Commonwealth. It is also a forum for them to share their experience and knowledge of New Zealand’s parliamentary system with their Commonwealth colleagues, and is a valuable professional development opportunity.”

The conference runs from 25 to 31 May.

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