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Senator Godswill Akpabio Urges Enhanced Parliamentary Diplomacy Efforts

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President of the Senate and Chairman, National Assembly of Nigeria, Godswill Akpabio, has called for increased efforts in Parliamentary diplomacy.

Akpabio, who spoke at the 148th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and Related Meetings, held in Geneva, Switzerland, on Sunday, maintained that parliamentary diplomacy is quite critical to achieving peace in the world and resolving conflicts.

He called for more progress in Parliamentary diplomacy, noting that though the Nigerian Parliament has explored the concept and achieved a myriad of successes, more can still be done.

According to him, the Parliament in Nigeria has played a crucial role in curbing polarisation and ensuring peace through legislation.

The Senate President said preventive diplomacy is a powerful instrument for conflict prevention and peaceful mediation.

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