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Speaker of the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) Tagesse Chafo, today met with Irish Ambassador to Ethiopia, Sonya Hyland.
The two sides inked a memorandum of understanding as Irish government expressed its readiness to support Ethiopian parliamentary reforms and the nation democratization process in general.
The two sides discussed on Ethiopian parliament reform process, according to the Hose of People’s Representatives.
Tagesse on the occasion noted that the House has prepared a parliamentary reform program following the national economic and political reforms put in place so far.
The reform program was studied by a team composed of MPs of the House, experts from universities and other institutions, he said.
Besides, the reform document has been lodged to the standing committees of the House to be further developed. Also, an action plan has been outlined to implement the reform program, the Speaker.
The reform program is purposed to introduce new modern parliamentary operation and wider public engagement in the major functions of the House such as legislative, oversight and representation, he added.
The Speaker stated that the Irish government is the first state to express its readiness to support Ethiopian parliament reform program and of the countries willing to provide technical and financial assistance to the House.
Ambassador Hyland on her said Irish government signed an agreement to support Ethiopian parliament quick detailed reform plan.
The Irish government’s support to Ethiopian parliament is mainly focused on building strong national parliament in Ethiopia which is fully capacitated and effective in oversight and legislative process.
It also aimed at supporting the Ethiopian peoples and government for the growth of democratic culture and rule of law in the country, according to the Ambassador.