Cuba to Participate in ParlAmericas Assembly

Havana, Cuba, Sep 1 (acn) – Cuba will be represented at the 12th Plenary Assembly of ParlAmericas, which will be held on September 4 and 5 in Panama City.

Yolanda Ferrer, president of the International Relations Committee of the National Assembly of the People’s Power, said in a press briefing that Deputy Gladys Lopez Bejarano was invited to participate as a speaker in one of the panels.

In an exclusive interview with ACN, Lopez Bejerano, also director general of the Center for Protection and Hygiene of Radiation, of the Nuclear Advanced Technology Agency, (at the service of peaceful development) of CITMA, announced that she will take part in the panel called Migration, security, citizen participation and democratic governance.

“Our country, she said, addresses this issue comprehensively, so in my speech I will explain how public safety is ensured from education, health, access to culture, subsidies, and even through the new Labor Code.

“This legislation will also guarantee employment and the rights of workers, has special sections on the protection of social security, women and youth,” concluded Lopez Bejerano.

During the 12th Plenary Assembly there will be another panel related to education, health, energy and the environment, always from the perspective of the study of legislative cases.

As part of the program, there will be new elections for posts in the parliamentary entity, the host country for the 13th edition of the Assembly will be chosen, and the meeting’s Declaration of Commitment will be released.

ParlAmericas, according to its Web site, has among its missions to contribute to the strengthening of national and hemispheric democratic processes through a leadership forum that canalizes continuous debates on common issues of concern to the entire American continent.

The national parliaments of Latin American and Caribbean countries plus Canada and the United States are members of this regional organization.