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International cooperation and inter-parliamentary dialogue

Inter-parliamentary cooperation promotes understanding at the level of people’s representatives. In order to promote understanding among parliamentarians of the world and also put forth India’s viewpoint at various fora, 9 Indian parliamentary delegations attended international conferences/meetings in various countries during the year. During this period, a total of 13 foreign parliamentary delegations visited India. The details of these visits are given in the Tables (Tables A & B) below:

A. Visits of Indian Parliamentary Delegations Abroad during the year 2006

 

1.     INDIAN PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATIONS TO INTERNATIONAL

CONFERENCES/MEETINGS

 

 

COUNTRY

DATE OF VISIT

NO. OF          DELEGATES

PURPOSE OF VISIT

NAME OF RS MEMBER

NAME OF LEADER

LS

RS

1.

Colombo

(Sri Lanka)

 

28 March -  3 April 2006

3

1

Fourth Conference of the Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians

Dr. K. Malaisamy (AIADMK)

 

Shri Charnjit Singh Atwal, Deputy Speaker (LS)

 

 

2

London & Isle of Man (U.K.)

1-7 May 2006

-

1

Interview for the post of Secretary-General of CPA in London and Mid-Year Meeting of the CPA Executive Committee at Isle of Man

 

Shri K. Rahman Khan, Deputy Chairman (RS)

 

-

3.

Nairobi (Kenya)

7-12 May 2006

5

2

114th IPU Conference

 

Dr. (Smt.) Najma A. Heptulla (BJP),

Shri Jesudasu Seelam (INC)

 

 

Charnjit Singh Atwal, Deputy Speaker (LS)

 

4.

Helsinki (Finland)

31 May –

5 June 2006

     1

1

100th Anniversary Celebrations of Finnish Parliamentary Reform

Shri K. Rahman Khan, Deputy Chairman (RS)

Shri Somnath Chatterjee, Speaker (LS)

 

 

5.

Sophia (Bulgaria)

 

19-20 June 2006

 

 

1

1

Second Conference of Women Parliamentarians

Ms. Pramila Bohidar (BJD)

Smt. Kiran Maheshwari, M.P. (LS)

 

6.

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

 

 

 

 

 

8.

 

 

 

 

9.

Abuja

(Nigeria)

 

 

 

 

 

Geneva (Switzerland)

 

 

 

 

Geneva (Switzerland)

 

 

 

Geneva (Switzerland)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1-10 September 2006

 

 

 

 

16-19 October 2006

 

 

 

1-2 December 2006

 

 

4-6 December 2006

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

2

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

52nd CPA Conference

 

 

 

 

 

 

115th IPU Conference

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Session of the Parliamentary Conference on WTO

 

 

“The Seminar entitled: The Role of Parliamentary Committees in mainstreaming gender and promoting the status of women.”

Shri K. Rahman Khan, Deputy Chairman  (RS), Shri S.S.Ahluwalia (BJP), Shri Nand Kishore Yadav (SP)

 

Shri K. Rahman Khan, Deputy Chairman (RS),

Shri Surendra Lath (BJP)

 

Shri Arun Jaitley (BJP)

 

 

 

Miss Anusuiya Uikey (BJP)

 

 

 

 

Shri Somnath Chatterjee, Speaker (LS)

 

 

 

 

Shri Somnath Chatterjee, Speaker (LS)

 

 

 

Shri Rupchand Pal, M.P. (LS)

 

 

Smt. Krishna Tirath, M.P. (LS)

 

  

2. GOODWILL DELEGATIONS

 

 

COUNTRY

DATE OF VISIT

NO. OF DELEGATES

LS          RS

NAME OF RS MEMBER

NAME OF LEADER

1.

Germany

26-30 June 2006

6

2

Shri Kalraj Mishra (BJP), Shri Santosh Bagrodia (INC)

 

Shri Somnath Chatterjee, Speaker (LS)

2.

China

3-8 July 2006

5

2

Shri K. Rahman Khan, Deputy Chairman (RS), Shri Mangani Lal Mandal, (RJD)

 

Shri Somnath Chatterjee, Speaker (LS)

3.

Greece

25-28 Sept. 2006

5

2

Shri Raashid Alvi (INC), Dr. K. Kasturirangan (Nominated)

 

Shri Somnath Chatterjee, Speaker (LS)

 

B. Visits of Foreign Parliamentary Delegations to India during the year 2006

 

 

COUNTRY

DATE OF VISIT

   NO. OF DELEGATES

 

NAME OF LEADER

1.

Thailand

1-11 February 2006

           7

H.E. Mr. Kraisak Choonhavan, Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs of  the Parliament of Thailand

 

2.

Chile

18-27 February 2006

          2

H.E. Mr. Jaime Gazmuri, Vice President of Chilean Senate.

 

3.

Belgium

25 February - 6  March 2006

        11

H.E. Mr. Jose Happart, M.P. and President of the Walloon Regional Parliament of Belgium

 

4.

Netherlands

19-24  March 2006

         7

H.E. Mr. Frans Weisglas, President of the House of Representatives of the Parliament of Netherlands

 

5.

Tajikistan

12 - 20 May 2006

       12

H.E. Mr. S. Khairulloev, Chairman, Majilisi Namayandagon (House of  Representatives) of Majilisi Oli (Parliament) of Tajikistan

 

6.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

 

 

 

8.

 

 

 

 

9.

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.

 

 

 

 

11.

 

 

 

 

12.

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.

Belarus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

European

Parliament

 

 

Iceland

 

 

 

 

Morocco

 

 

 

 

 

Armenia

 

 

 

 

Namibia

 

 

 

 

Spain

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pakistan

 

 

25-30 July 2006   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 September - 6 October 2006

 

 

18-24 November 2006  

 

 

 

 

27 November -   

1 December 2006 

 

 

 

 

13 - 17 December 2006 

 

 

 

 

10 - 16 December 2006  

 

 

 

 

12-16 December 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

13-20 December 2006

 

       11

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

        6

 

 

 

         7

 

 

 

     

       12

 

 

 

 

    

        14

 

 

 

 

         9

 

 

 

 

        10

 

 

 

 

 

 

          6

 

H.E. Mr. Gennady Novitsky Vassilievich, Chairman of the Republic of Belarus National Assembly Council of the Republic of the 3rd Convocation

 

H.E. Mr. Josep Borrell Fontelles, President of the European Parliament

 

H.E. Ms. Solveig Petursdottir, President of Althingi (Parliament) of Iceland

 

H.E. Mr. Adbelwahed Radi, President of the House of Representatives of the Kingdom of Morocco

 

H.E. Mr. Tigran Torosyan, President of the National Assembly of Armenia

 

 

H.E. Dr. Theo-Ben Gurirab, Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Namibia

 

H.E. Mr. Josep Antoni Duran I Lleidia, President of the Commission of Foreign Affairs of the Congress, Kingdom of Spain

 

H.E. Mr. Mohammedmian Soomro, Chairman, Senate of Pakistan and Chairman, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Asia Region

 

 

Inauguration of the Brahmaputra Residential Complex for Rajya Sabha members on 27 February 2006. Seen in the picture (from left) Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India, Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, Vice-President of India and Chairman, Rajya Sabha, Shri Jaswant Singh, Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Shri K. Rahman Khan, Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha and Dr. Yogendra Narain, Secretary-General, Rajya Sabha

Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, Vice-President of India and Chairman, Rajya Sabha lighting lamp during the farewell function organized for the retired/retiring Members of Rajya Sabha on 8 March 2006. Also seen in the picture (from left) are Shri Somnath Chatterjee, Speaker, Lok Sabha and Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India

Orientation Programme for newly elected/nominated Members of Rajya Sabha on 20 and 21 May 2006. Seen in the picture (from left) Shri K. Rahman Khan, Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha, Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, Vice-President of India and Chairman, Rajya Sabha, Dr. Yogendra Narain, Secretary-General, Rajya Sabha and Shri N.C. Joshi, Additional Secretary, Rajya Sabha Secretariat