Pan-African Parliament President Charumbira extends invitation to Latin America


Central American Parliament

The President of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), Honorable Senator Fortune Charumbira, officially extended an invitation to the President of the Central American Parliament (PARLACEN) Honorable Deputy Amado Cerrud to the upcoming session of the PAP in Midrand, South Africa. The invitation has been warmly received by the Latin-American parliament and duly accepted by President Cerrud this week.

President of PARLACEN HD Amado Cerrud to grace the Second Plenary Session of African Parliaments on Climate Policy and Equity. Image courtesy of PARLACEN

The Second Plenary Session of the 6th Parliament and the Third Pan-African Summit of Parliaments on Climate Policy and Equity will take place from May 15 to June 2, 2023. Wherein H.D. Cerrud is anticipated to present his Parliament’s proposal for the creation of the Afro-Latin American Assembly (AFROLAT) in collaboration with the PAP.

The official letter sent to the Latin-American parliament by PAP President Charumbira expressed the will of the African Parliament to host President Cerrud and count on his participation in the Climate Summit of African Parliaments to be hosted in conjunction with the Pan-African Alliance for Climate Justice (PACJA). President Currid will be the guest speaker at the summit scheduled between May 16 and 17.

The Central American Parliament is the permanent regional body of political and democratic representation of the Central American Integration System, an economic and political organization of Central American founded in 1993. The PARLACEN is comprised of 6 Latin-American states: Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Panama, and the Dominican Republic. Mexico, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, the Kingdom of Morocco, and the Republic of China in Taiwan sit in the parliament as observer states.

The African Diaspora was officially named the sixth region of Africa in 2003 by the African Union. This recognized the significance of people of African descent who comprise people identified as Afro-Latina, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-American, and other descendants of people stolen from Africa. Though progress has been slow in the integration of the African Diaspora, the  African Union encourages their participation in the continent of Africa and the Pan-African Parliament seems to be taking positive steps towards the agenda.



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