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Pan-African Parliament Welcomes Africa’s Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

The international health crisis caused by COVID-19 is unprecedented. Like the whole world, African countries have mobilized to face it and win this health war.

Pan-African parliamentarians join the leaders of our continent in this tireless fight against this devastating pandemic for our societies.

The Pan-African Parliament welcome the measures taken by several African heads of state to combine efforts and pool financial and human resources in the context of the fight against COVID-19.

The Pan African Parliament (PAP) welcomes the initiative of the President of the Republic of South Africa and President in office of the African Union (AU), HE CYRIL RAMAPHOSA, who has appointed four special envoys to lead the mobilization of ” international support for the efforts made by the continent.

The PAP also wishes to salute His Majesty the King MOHAMED VI of Morocco for his desire to share Moroccan expertise and technology with the rest of the continent for the manufacture of equipment which is crucial in the treatment of patients with COVID-19.

In addition, the PAP has taken note of and supports the call for a coordinated multilateral response for Africa from 18 heads of state and government as well as international institutions, and supported by the President of the African Union Commission , HE Moussa Faki MAHAMAT.

The Pan-African Parliament, is the legislative body of the African Union.The PAP held its inaugural session on 18 March 2004.

At present it exercises oversight, and has advisory and consultative powers provided for in current Protocol which is being revised to empower the Parliament to exercise full legislative powers.The Parliament is intended as a platform for people from all African states to be involved in discussions and decision-making on the problems and challenges facing the continent.

 

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