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Report noted by the IPU Council at its 172nd session
Discussions of the CSCM session were dominated by the future of the CSCM, specifically the constitution of the Parliamentary Assembly of Mediterranean States. Although opposing views emerged as to the order of priority of the questions to be covered within the CSCM and whether the present timing was propitious for the establishment of such an Assembly, there was an overall consensus that the CSCM process needs to continue and be strengthened. After much discussion, the representatives agreed to:
The Italian delegate, Ms. M.C. Ioannucci, presented a summary of the memoranda prepared by Morocco, Italy, Tunisia, Algeria, France, Malta, and The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on the subject: Co-development and partnership – the question of direct investment and the debt problem. After a brief exchange of views, the participants agreed to submit the summary to their respective parliaments for action to be taken on the recommendations in the report. Their comments and subsequent action relating to the report would then be submitted to the Secretariat and discussed at the next CSCM meeting to be held in Geneva.
The parties accepted the request for affiliation submitted by the Parliament of Germany to become the twelfth associate participant in the process.