The United Nations Development Programme's international consultant, Anita Dudina, one of the "architects" of the administrative system of the Latvian Parliament, who undertook a number of international assignments in support to the National Assembly of Armenia, the Moldavian and Georgian parliaments, is visiting Turkmenistan to support parliamentary development efforts at the Mejlis of Turkmenistan.
According to a press release issued by UNDP, in the course of her visit, Anita Dudina held discussions with the deputy chairperson of the Mejlis, Mr. Kasym Babayev, and several heads of committees to identify capacity development needs of the national parliament in line with the best international practices. The introduction of modern information technologies into daily activities of the national parliament was also discussed.
The European expert also met with Rector of the Civil Service Academy (CSA) of Turkmenistan, Mr. Alym Annamuradov, and other senior lecturers of the CSA. The sides discussed prospects of UNDP engagement in increasing knowledge of the Academy students about the international and national parliamentary processes.
Anita Dudina delivered a lecture at the CSA on the history of parliamentarism and shared the experience of the national parliament of the Republic of Latvia in improving the legislative processes.