Kenyan Parliamentarians attend the ACP-EU Joint Assembly 08/10/2010
In the just concluded 21st Session of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Parliamentary Assembly, Members of Parliament from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) Group of States expressed overwhelming support to the Government and the People of Kenya for the decision to invite H.E. Omar Al-Bashir, President of the Republic of the Sudan, to attend the Promulgation Ceremony for the new constitution on 27 August 2010. Kenyais a member and 1st Vice Chair of the Committee on Social Affairs and the Environment, and was actively involved in the discussions on various issues of mutual interest,including the Somali conflict, the renegotiation of the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) and climate change effects on ACP States.
The Kenyan delegation was represented by Hon. Kombo (who was the leader of delegation), Hon. Mohamed Affay, Hon. (Dr.) Joyce Laboso and H.E Ambassador Kembi-Gitura. The honourable members later paid a courtesy call to the Embassy and met members of the Diplomatic team at the Mission.The Assembly took place in Brussels from 27 to 30 September 2010.
During the meeting, Kenya made a statement on the invitation of president Al-Bashir of Sudan during the promulgation of the new constitution, and commended the decision made by the Kenyan Government for initiating the meeting between the presidents of the two countries to discuss matters of mutual interest. Top on the agenda was the progress on Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement and security for the region. Kenya, while not supporting atrocity by any world leader, made it clear that her primary role was to ensure security for Kenya and the Eastern Africa region.