Benin meeting of the Socialist International Africa Committee
15-16 September 2003
The meeting of the Africa Committee of the Socialist International was held in Cotonou, Benin, on 15-16 September, hosted by the Social Democratic Party, PSD. The gathering counted with the participation of numerous SI member parties from the region and beyond.
At the opening ceremony, interventions were made by the PSD General Secretary, Emmanuel Golou, SI Secretary General, Luis Ayala; First Secretary of the Socialist Party of Senegal and Chair of the Committee, Ousmane Tanor Dieng; and by PSD Chair Bruno Amoussou.
Delegates addressed an agenda which included the International's contribution to the resolution of conflicts, advancing and strengthening democracy in the continent, and, with a view to the forthcoming XXII SI Congress, Committee members lent their perspective to issues of globalisation and governance in preparing their contribution to the Congress. A Declaration of Cotonou was issued by the meeting.