Thursday, December 10, 2009
Luena independent Member of Parliament Charles Milupi has been elected President of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Parliamentary Assembly.
Mr. Milupi was elected at the just ended 18th session of the African, Caribbean and Pacific-European Union Joint Parliamentary Assembly, which took place from November 25th to December 3rd, 2009 in Luanda, Angola.
He was also elected as Co-President of the African, Caribbean and Pacific European Union Joint Parliamentary Assembly.
According to a statement released to ZANIS in Lusaka today by National assembly Media Liaison Officer Chikomeni Banda, Mr. Milupi is expected to carry out duties of presiding officer of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly and Co- Presiding Officer of the ACP-EU JPA.
The ACP-EU JPA is one of the organs of joint institutions provided for under Article 8 of the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement.
It was created out of a common desire to bring together elected representatives of European Community, Members of European Parliament and elected representatives of ACP groups of states.