Abou El-Enein: Parliamentary Diplomacy Has Key Role in Resolving Regional Crises


Parliament Deputy Speaker MP Mohamed Abou El-Enein, the Honorary President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM), witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean.

The signing took place on the sidelines of the 9th Session of the Conference of State Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption.

The MoU was signed on Thursday by Dr. Ghali Wali, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and Gennaro Migliore, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM).

During the signing ceremony, Abou El-Enein stressed the strong commitment of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) in fighting against corruption since 2009, when the the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM)’s Special Task Force on Organized Crime was formed.

He added that in 2014, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) strengthened its participation in preventing and combating this phenomenon through issuing reports and decision strategies to combat corruption in the public sector in the Mediterranean region.

“During this year, The Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean established several partnerships with key organizations to take concrete steps in tackling corruption”, the Honorary President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean added.

He noted that there is still much work to be done while all member states of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean must ratify anti-corruption agreements.

Abou El-Enein pointed out that parliamentary diplomacy has a fundamental role in resolving the regional crises, and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean has great chance in enabling and facilitating regional anti-corruption efforts.

On her part, Dr. Ghali Wali stressed that mutual cooperation with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean as well as building national and regional capacities in the field of governance, transparency and integrity represent a major key for eradicating this chronic disease in our societies.

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