The 141st session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Belgrade, which lasts from October 13 to October 17, will feature 80 speakers and 60 deputy speakers of parliaments, with more than 2,000 participants at the rally, Maja Gojkovic, the speaker of Serbia's National Assembly, said Sunday.
Gojkovic met with the speakers of parliaments of Burundi, Ireland, Rwanda, Philippines and Montenegro and discussed improvements to the parliamentary and overall bilateral co-operation and thanked them for their participation in the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) session in Belgrade.
"We talked with the Speakers of Parliaments who will participate (in the session) and they share our opinion that such a significant high-level gathering was not only the first in the history of Serbia but also in the history of the IPU," Gojkovic said, adding that the session is also important from the tourist and economic point of view.
Gojkovic also said the speakers paid special attention to the Kosovo issue, current events in the region, the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue and the possible Kosovo Interpol membership, Gojkovic said.
The main topic of this year's IPU session will be "The Role and Mechanisms of Parliaments in Strengthening International Law and the Contribution of Regional Cooperation" within which parliamentarians will discuss gender equality, children and youth, human rights and sustainable development.