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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Cuba Participates in MPs Encounter in Canada



Ottawa, Oct 19.- Members of the National Assembly of the People's Power of Cuba (Parliament) participated in an exchange on Legislative Transparency, in this capital, sponsored by the organization ParlAméricas, the Cuban embassy in this capital stated today.

The event, which took place on October 16 and 17, was attended by Cuban deputies Belkys Pérez Cruz and Ariel Mantecón Ramos, who also fulfilled a broad plan of collateral activities.

This exchange was co-sponsored by the House of Commons deputy Robert D. Nault and Senator Hernán Larrain, chairmen of the permanent commissions on foreign affairs of the parliaments of Canada and Chile, respectively.

Nault expressed his satisfaction at the possibility of celebrating this meeting here to observe the operation of the Legislative and the Government of Canada, 'as well as discussing the initiatives currently being implemented in the hemisphere to promote a dialogue that encourages transparency.'

Cuban legislators attended intensive working days where they discussed access to information, accountability through open data, ethics and citizen participation for inclusive decision-making, aspects in which the attendees agreed more actions in the region should be done.

The Cuban delegation was welcomed by its ambassador in Canada, Julio Garmendia, as well as senators, deputies, and members of the Canada-Cuba Parliamentary Group, with whom they addressed issues of common interest. (Prensa Latina)