National Assembly briefed on francophone meeting

The chairman of the National Assembly’s Legislation and Justice Commission Pen Pannha (Photo by Lem Samean)
  • Thmey Thmey
  • May 16, 2019 7:33 AM

Francophone Parliamentary Assembly committee discusses draft resolutions on economic strategies, health systems and digital technology in agriculture ahead of General Assembly in Abidjan in July

PHNOM PENH - Senior lawmaker Pen Pannha briefed members of parliament Thursday on the outcome of a recent meeting of the Francophone Parliamentary Assembly (APF) in Phnom Penh.

The chairman of the National Assembly Legislation and Justice Commission said the APF Cooperation and Development Committee discussed three draft resolutions to be submitted to the General Assembly of the Paris-based group in Abidjan in July.

One of the resolutions dealt with economic strategies for French-speaking countries. The others were on health systems and using digital technologies to benefit sustainable development in agriculture.

Pen Pannha, who chairs the Cambodian section of APF, said the committee also adopted draft reports on the impact of the digital revolution on jobs, digital access and corruption as an obstacle to developmment. It also considered a report on global trade talks under the World Trade Organization, he said.

Sixteen parliaments took part in three-day gathering fro May 3 — from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, the Central African Republic, Chad, France, Gabon, Laos, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Quebec, Romania, Senegal and Vietnam as well as Cambodia.

The meeting was presided over by Gabonese lawmaker Angelique Ngoma, who chairs the APF Cooperation and Development Committee.

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