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Rwandan Speaker visits Speaker Nuquay

The Speaker of the Rwandan Parliament Donatille Mukabalisa has visited his counterpart here, Emmanuel James Nuquay at the Capitol Building on Capitol Hill. Welcoming the Rwandan Speaker, Speaker Nuquay said the visit is in right direction as Liberia and Rwanda try to build stronger ties.

He said members of the House of Representatives are grateful for the visit and hoped the initiative will yield fruits in the interest of both countries. For her part,the visiting Rwandan Speaker Mukabalisa said she is here to attend the International Women Colloquium, which kicks off today, March 7, and saw it necessary to visit her counterpart in Liberia, adding that their discussion went well.

Also briefing reporters on behalf of Speaker Nuquay, his chief of office staff Eric Kennedy said, the meeting between the two speakers was cordial, focusing on relations between the Liberian Legislature and the Parliament of Rwanda.

Mr. Kennedy said Speaker Mukabalisaspecifically expressed her wiliness to work with the Liberian Legislature in strengthening ties between the two countries.

He said the Rwandan Speaker was particular about women’s participation in politics, stressing the need to enact the affirmative action bill currently before the legislature here as well as the need to have more women in politics and leadership in Africa.

By Bridgett Milton-Editing by Jonathan Browne

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