India, Indonesia discuss parliamentary functioning

January 19th, 2009 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) India and Indonesia Monday discussed the functioning of their parliaments when a 17-member delegation from the Southeast Asian nation called on Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Hamid Ansari.Welcoming the delegation, Ansari gave an overview of the Indian parliamentary system, an official statement said.

“He touched upon various aspects such as role and functions of the two houses (of the Indian parliament), their legislative competence and the committee system,” said the statement.

The delegation leader, House of Regional Representatives chairman Ginandjar Kartasasmita, spoke about the functioning of the Indonesian parliament and invited Ansari to visit his country.

Ansari “expressed gratitude for the invitation and conveyed warm greetings to the parliament and the people of Indonesia on behalf of the people and parliament of India”, the statement said.

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