Metropolitan Ioannis of Zambia, coordinator of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (IAO), took part in the plenary assembly of the Pan-African Parliament, which took place in South Africa.
The subject of the parliamentary session was “In 2019, the year of refugees, returnees and displaced populations within the country: Towards durable solutions regarding the forced displacement in Africa.”
During the session, Metropolitan Ioannis met with the President of the Pan-African Parliament Mr. Roger Nkodo Dang, conveying the wishes of Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria.
Also, the conference on intercultural and interreligious dialogue was discussed as a powerful tool for achieving peace, stability and combating intolerance and extremism.
The conference is an initiative of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy, the Pan-African Parliament, the Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa and other international organizations.