World Bulletin/News Desk
Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) canceled membership of Egypt for not having an active parliament and approved Somalia's and Bhutan's memberships.
Taking decisions over the members in the 129th congress of the body in Switzerland's Geneva city, the unity expressed its full support to Egyptian people and their desire for democracy, according to the statement of IPU.
The unity, noted IPU, will continue both to follow the incidents in Egypt closely and support the country to establish a strong and democratic parliament.
The statement said IPU looked forward to welcome Egypt back to IPU, once elections for a new parliament had taken place.
Somalia, having achieved to found its parliament in August 2012 after political transition process following two decades of civil war and unrest in the country, participated in the unity for the fourth time.
The country recently had to leave the unity in 2009.
On the other hand, Bhutan has become a member of the unity for the first time.
Bhutan's parliament was founded in 2008 and renewed through elections in July 2013. Three of forty seven members of the parliament are women.
The admission of the two countries brought the number of IPU member parliaments to 163.Last Mod: 07 Ekim 2013, 16:17