Speaker Herminie back from working visit in Africa


Speaker Herminie during the courtesy call on his Moroccan counterpart Karim Ghalleb

Dr Herminie attended the seminar, held under the theme ‘The Role of Parliaments in Economic Development and Transformation’, on the invitation of the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of South Africa, Max Sisulu.

The seminar, which was officially opened by the deputy President of South Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe, and addressed by the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, was aimed at enhancing the contribution and oversight of parliaments and legislatures in economic development and transformation regionally, continentally and globally.

Following his visit to South Africa, the Speaker attended the Pan-African Parliamentary Conference on Capacity Building in Rabat, Morocco where he delivered a lecture on the Legislative Process and its Challenges in Seychelles.

The workshop, under the theme Enhancing the Capacity of Leaders of African Parliaments for more Astute Legislations, was organised by the African Training and Research Centre in Administration for Development (Cafrad).

During his visit in Rabat, the Speaker also paid a courtesy call on his Moroccan counterpart, Karim Ghalleb. The two Speakers discussed issues of bilateral importance and agreed to set up a Seychelles-Moroccan parliamentary friendship association with the aim of strengthening the relationship between the two parliaments. The latter was felt necessary in view of the strong partnership that exists between the two countries.

Seychelles already enjoys strong partnership with Morocco in the fields of health and education, among others.