Akin Akande, Abuja
President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has left for the Czech Republic for Inter parliamentary exchange program with his counterparts in that country.
Also on the delegation with the President of the Senate are Senate leader Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN), Chairman Senate Committee on Inter- Parliamentary Affairs, Abdulazeez Usman, Chris Anyanwu and Domingo Obende.
On arrival , the Nigerian Senate delegation is expected to pay courtesy visits on the President of Czech Republic Mr. Milos Zeman and the Prime Minister of the government of the Czech Republic Mr. Petr Necas.
According to a statement by Paul Mumeh, the media assistant to the Senate President, Senator Mark will thereafter meet with the President of the Senate of the Czech Parliament Mr. Milan Stech where he will address the Senate at the Kolowrat Palace, the green Lounge on the ‘Nigerian democracy, the achievements and challenges.
The Senate President is also expected to hold talks with the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic Mrs. Miroslava Nemcova.
Senator Mark will meet with the Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group, the Czech Republic -States of the Sub-Saharan Africa. He will also under take a guided tour of the Exhibition Hall of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic Trcka’s gallery.
Before returning to Nigeria on June 13, 2013, Senator Mark will address the Nigerian Community in Czech Republic.