The Vice Speaker of Parliament, Polisi Denis, yesterday met the Ambassadors of Greece and the Republic of Slovakia and discused various areas where both their parliaments can learn from each other, The New Times reports.
Polisi told The New Times, that the Greek Ambassador, Dimitri Loundras, was at the Parliament to understand how both the Senate and the Lower Chamber of Parliament work together.
“Ambassador Loundras was also curious about the number of women we have in parliament and how the process of how they ended up there,” Polisi said
He added that he explained to the Ambassador the election process of Members of Parliament and also gave pointers on how the Senate came into place and how Senators are nominated or elected.
Polisi pointed out that both envoys realised the fact that there was no parliamentary relationship between their parliaments. They agreed to cultivate the relationship since all sides had unique contributions they would make through their experiences.
With the Slovakian Ambassador, Milan Zachar, Polisi said that there were talks about democracy in Rwanda and how the two countries can cooperate.
He enlightened the Ambassador about the independence of MPs and how freely they are encouraged to air their views whether positive or negative.
Ambassador Zachar expressed his satisfaction with Rwanda’s progress and enlightened Polisi on how he had used a motocycle taxi to “appreciate the beauty of Kigali” and was impressed by the cleaniliness and the security in the city.
Ambassador Zachar promised to invite the Slovakian Vice Speaker of Parliament to Rwanda early next year.
Both Ambassadors Zachar and Loundras presented their creditials to President Paul Kagame early this week.