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Name of association
Association of Senates, Shoora and Equivalent Councils in Africa and the Arab World
Date of establishment

7th of June 2002 ,Rabat, Morocco

Establishment of the Association


Accredited delegates of the Senates, Shoora and Equivalent Councils in Africa and the Arab World assembled in Sana'a in the Republic of Yemen from the 25th to 27th of April 2004 in a Conference and unanimously adopted the Resolution that established the Association of Senates, Shoora and Equivalent Councils in Africa and the Arab World. The Conference by resolution adopted the Rules of Procedure and the Statute of the Association. The idea of establishing the Association had been approved in an earlier meeting held in Rabat in the Kingdom of Morocco from 6th to 7th of June 2002.The Rabat meeting was attended by the under listed Councils/2nd Chambers in Africa and the Arab world:
 
 The National Council of the Provinces of South Africa
The Council of the Nation of Algeria
The House of Chiefs of Botswana
The House of the Federation of Ethiopia
The Senate of Gabon
The Senate of Jordan
The Senate of Lesotho
The House of Counselors of Morocco
The Senate of Mauritania
The National Council of Namibia
The Senate of Nigeria
The Senate of Swaziland
The Shoora Council of Yemen
States' Council of Sudan

he Shoora Council of Saudi Arabia

The Shoora Council of Qatar
State's Council of Oman
The Shoora Council of Bahrain
The Shoora Council of Egypt
The Senate of Congo Kinshasa
The Senate of Burundi
The Senate of Madagascar
The senate of Republic of Congo
The senate of Republic of  Zimbabwe


The above listed Councils/Senates were considered the establishing Councils of the Association.
 

 
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