Published:  12:00 AM, 21 March 2017

Speaker calls on President

Speaker calls on President

Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury made a courtesy call on Presi-dent M Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban yesterday.

During the meeting, the Speaker apprised the President of the activities of the recently completed 14th session of the 10th Jatiya Sangsad, Presi-dent's Press Secretary Joynal Abedin told newsmen.

 The Speaker informed the President of various development activities of parliament and especially about the overall preparation of holding upcoming Intern-ational Parliam-entary Union (IPU) conference slated for the April 1 to 5.

Dr Chaudhury informed that as many as 1300 delegates from 113 member countries across the world have already registered for the conference.

"Of them, 48 speakers, 29 deputy speakers and 600 parliament members are taking part in the first ever grand conference here," she added. The CPA chairperson also informed the President that they had a plan to hold the CPA conference in the capital in September next.

President Abdul Hamid lauded the progress of the IPU arrangement saying, "This conference will brighten the image of the country worldwide." The President wished the holding of IPU conference a success. Secretaries concerned to the President and high officials were present.

-BSS, Dhaka

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