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Second Forum of Senates and Second Chambers of Africa and the Arab world


 

Kingdom of Morocco
The Parliament
House of Councillors

Second Forum of Senates and Second Chambers
of Africa and the Arab World

Rabat - Morocco - 6 - 7 June 2002

Draft Program

Wednesday June 5th, 2002

- Arrival of delegations
- Transfer to the hotels
- Visits of courtesy to the President of the House of Councillors

Thursday June 6th, 2002

9:00 - Departure from the hotels to the mausoleum

9:30 - A visit to late King Mohamed V mausoleum

10:00 - Welcome reception

10:15 - Meeting of the heads of delegations
           (A tourist tour of the city of Rabat and Sale is organized for the other members)

13:30 - Lunch at the Parliament

Opening Ceremony

15:00 - Speech by Mr. Mustapha Oukacha, President of the House of Councillors of Morocco

15:15 - Speech by Mr. Dieng Boubou Farba, President of the Senate of Mauritania, as initiator of the first Forum of the Senates and Second Chambers of Africa and the Arab World

15:30 - Speech of Mr. Christian Poncelet, President of the Senate of France, as the initiator of the first Forum of the Senates of the World, presented by Mr. Serge Vinçon, Vice-president

15:45 - Speech by Mr. Driss Jettou, Minister of Home Affairs of Morocco

16:00 - Speech by Mr. Brika Zerouali, President of the Committee of Home Affairs, Regions and local Communes of the House of Councillors

16:15 - Speech by Mr. Tone Hrovat, President of the National Council of the Republic of Slovenia as President of the Association of European Senates

16:30 - Speech by Mr. Noureddine Bouchekouj, Secretary General of the Arab Interparliamentary Union

16:45 - Speech by Mr. Ibrahim Auf, Secretary General of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC member States

17:00 - Speech by Mr. Ibrahim Fal, Secretary General of the Union of African Parliaments

17:15 - Speech by Mr. Said Mokadem Secretary General of the Consultative Council of the Maghreb Union

17:30 - Reading of the text of the Statutes of the Association of Senates and Second Chambers of Africa and the Arab World

18:30 - Departure to Fez

20:30 - Attending the festival of Sacred Music

22:00 - Diner at Fez in honor of the delegations

00:00 - Traveling back to Rabat

Friday June 7th, 2002

Decentralized cooperation

9:00 - Intervention by the representative of the National Council of Provinces of South Africa

9:15 - Intervention by the representative of the House of Chiefs of Botswana

9:30 - Intervention by the representative of the Majlis-Achoura of Egypt

9:45 - Intervention by the representative of the House of the Federation of Ethiopia

10:00 - Intervention by the representative of the Senate of Gabon

10:15 - Intervention by the representative of Majlis Al - Aayan of Jordan

10:30 - Intervention by the representative of the Senate of Lesotho

10:45 - Intervention by the representative of the National Council of Namibia

11:00 - Coffee break

11:15 - Intervention by the representative of the Senate of Nigeria

11:30 - Intervention by the representative of the Senate of Swaziland

11:45 - Intervention by the representative of the Consultative Council of Yemen

15:30 - General Debate

Interventions of delegates, Presidents of regional Councils, communes and the presidents of the professional Chambers

Closing Speech

Reading of the message addressed to H.M. the King Mohamed VI

21:00 - Diner offered by Mr. Mustapha Oukacha, President of the House of Councillors

Saturday June 8th, 2002

Departure of delegations