LIBERIA: Chinese Parliament Delegation In Town. Meets 54th Legislature Monday In a Unicameral Forum

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Bhofal Chambers,

A High Level Chinese Parliamentary Delegation is in Monrovia as guest of the 54th Legislature and by extension, the Government of the Republic of Liberia.

The Delegation is headed by China’s NPC Vice Chairman on the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, H. E. WU Weihua, and consists of more than 16 members.

The aims of the visit are bordered on the cooperation of the Liberian Legislature and the Chinese Parliament. It will also focus on the exchange of views, parliamentary rudiments and a possible signing of cooperation document as a blueprint to build on the counts of the existing cordial relationships between the two lawmaking bodies.

House Speaker, Dr. Bhofal Chambers along with Senate Pro-Tempore Albert Chie amongst several lawmakers will meet in a unicameral forum with the Delegation at the Capitol Building Monday, in Monrovia.

The Chinese Embassy near Monrovia, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has forwarded the tentative schedules to House Speaker, Hon. Dr. Bhofal Chambers, on the arrival and engagements of the High Level Chinese Parliament’s Delegation.

The Chinese National People’s Congress (NPC) is the equivalent of the Legislature, as the case with Liberia. It is the highest organ of state power and the national legislature of the People’s Republic of China. With 2,980 members in 2019, it is the largest parliamentary body in the world.

Recently, the United States Congressional Delegation paid a two day working visit to Liberia as guest of the 54th Legislature. The US Congressional Delegation visited the Liberian Legislature under the Congress’ House Democracy Partnership program which scouts cooperation with parliaments, congresses, legislature from around the world.  Congressman, Rep. David Price of North Carolina, led the delegation. Rep. Price stated, during their visit that the United States Congress intends to increase their engagements with the Liberian Legislature on knowledge sharing and reciprocal visitations between the two bodies under the US Congress’ House Democracy Partnership (HDP).

Some members of the US Congress and support staff from Washington DC traveling along with the delegation, held separate break-up sessions with some departmental and sessional heads of Liberia’s 54th Legislature, including the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives, the Senate Secretariat, Public Account Committee, the Legislative Budget Office, Senate Ways and Means Committee, amongst others.

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