Opening of the Inter-Regional Parliamentary Conference

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The Inter-Regional conference of African -Arab Parliamentarian's Forum on Population and Development started to today,  February 23, 2020, in the Red Sea port city of Djibouti in East Africa. Giving the opening address,  the Speaker of the Djibouti Parliament, Hon. Mohammed All Houmed, expressed satisfaction that the two regional bodies would select their young and small country to host such an important gathering. He cautioned participants to take the population issues highlighted in Nairobi Declaration on the global population serous. 

Others personalities from whom came who opening remarks were Ms.  Federika Meijar (Deputy  UNFPA Regional Director based in Cairo); Former Prime Minister of Japan and Secretary-General of the Asian Population and Development  Association ( H. E.  Yasuo Fukuda) and myself ( on behalf of the President of the African Forum who was unable to attend). 

Following the opening ceremony,  participants  posed for a  group photo with dignitaries who graced the occasion