RULES RELATING TO FORMATION OF PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDSHIP GROUPS WITH OTHER COUNTRIES


Title

There shall be Parliamentary Friendship Groups hereinafter called the Friendship Group formed in the Indian Parliament to interact with designated foreign countries.

Membership

The Friendship Group shall consist of at least twenty-two sitting members of Parliament (15 from Lok Sabha and 7 from Rajya Sabha) who have special aptitude for and interest in, the affairs of the country with which the Friendship Group is designated to interact.

Office Bearers

The Speaker, Lok Sabha, shall appoint the President and two VicePresidents (one from each House) of the Friendship Group.

The Secretary-General, Lok Sabha, shall act as the ex-officio Secretary-General of the Friendship Group.

Aims and Objectives

  • To maintain political, economic, social and cultural contacts between the two countries
  • To create favourable conditions for continuous development of inter-Parliamentary contacts,       especially in the organization of talks, mutual exchanges and cooperation between the two       Parliaments;
  • To assist in having exchanges of information and experiences on issues related to Parliamentary       activities;
  • To promote cooperation between the delegations of the two countries while participating in the       deliberations of international organizations and also in carrying out consultations on issues of       mutual interest, as and when such opportunity arises; and
  • To increase ties between member countries.

Meetings

At least one meeting of the Friendship Group shall be held every year. However, the President of the Friendship Group may call meetings of the Friendship Group from time to time as may be necessary.

Quorum

The quorum for the meeting shall be five.

Secretariat

The Secretary-General, shall provide secretarial assistance to the Friendship Group.

Management and Control

The management and control of all affairs of the Friendship Group shall vest in the Executive Committee of the Indian Parliamentary Group.

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