2016 visits and engagements

Session 5: 2016 Inward visits and engagements

Principal Officer of the Consulate General of the United States in Edinburgh, Susan Wilson (15 June 2016): Courtesy call on the Presiding Officer

Legislative Affairs Commission, Standing Commission of the National People’s Congress P.R. China (17 June 2016): Meetings with Scottish Parliament officials

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan House of Representatives delegation (20-22 June 2016): Meetings with Scottish Parliament officials

Secretary General of the Parliament of the Republic Of Moldova, Mrs Ala Popescu and delegation (22-23 June 2016): Meetings with Scottish Parliament officials

Consul General of Ireland to Scotland, Mark Hanniffy (23 June 2016): Courtesy call on the Presiding Officer

Visit by Emory University, Atlanta (28 June 2016): Meetings with Scottish Parliament officials and MSP

Parliament of Sri Lanka delegation (29 June 2016): Meetings with MSPs and Scottish Parliament officials

Her Excellency Natalia Galibarenko, Ambassador of Ukraine to the UK (5 July 2016): Courtesy call on the Presiding Officer

His Excellency Dr Peter Ammon, German Ambassador to the UK (26 August 2016): Courtesy call on the Presiding Officer

Hon Myrna Driedger MLA, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba (5 & 6 September 2016): Meetings with the Presiding Officer and Scottish Parliament officials

Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment of the Norwegian Parliament (6 September 2016): Meetings with Members of the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee and the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Mr Daisuke Matsunaga, Consul General of Japan (7 September 2016) Courtesy call on the Presiding Officer

Mr Xinchun Pan, Consul General of the People's Republic of China (7 September 2016): Courtesy call on the Presiding Officer

Antonio Jose Amelia MP, Deputy Speaker, and delegation from the Assembly of the Republic of Mozambique (14 September 2016): Meetings with the Deputy Presiding Officer and Scottish Parliament officials

Honourable Justin B.N. Muturi EGH MP, the speaker of the Kenya National Assembly and Parliamentary Services Commission from the parliament of Kenya (14 & 15 September 2016): Meetings with the Presiding Officer and Members of the Scottish Parliament Corporate Body to discuss institutional management and administration

Mr Lechesa Tsenoli MP, Deputy Speaker of the South African Parliament (15 September 2016): Courtesy call on the Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP

His Excellency Mr Daniel Fábrega, Ambassador of Panama (21 September 2016): Courtesy call on the Presiding Officer

Mr Robin Newton MBE MLA, Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly (21 & 22 September 2016): Courtesy call on the Presiding Officer and meetings with Scottish Parliament officials

Members of the Public Works and Transportation, Energy and Water Committee of the Parliament of Lebanon (22 & 23 September 2016): Meetings with Members of the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee and Scottish Parliament officials

His Excellency Dr. Rizal Sukma, the Ambassador of Indonesia (22 September 2016):  Courtesy call on the Presiding Officer

Members of the Parliamentary Services Commission of the National Assembly of Malawi (26 & 27 September 2016): Meetings with MSPs and Scottish Parliament officials

Members of the Pakistani Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (28 & 29 September 2016): Meetings with MSPs and Scottish Parliament officials

His Excellency Mr Lubomír Rehák, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic (29 September 2016): Courtesy call on the Deputy Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, Christine Grahame MSP and gave evidence to the European and External Relations Committee

Mr Emmanuel Cocher, the Consul General of France in Edinburgh (5 October 2016): Courtesy call on the Presiding Officer

Jacques Chagnon MNA, President of the National Assembly of Quebec (7 October 2016): Meeting with the Presiding Officer

Hon George G Furey, Speaker of the Senate of Canada (12 & 13 October 2016): Courtesy call on the Presiding Officer and meetings with Scottish Parliament officials

His Excellency Mr Dan Mihalache, Ambassador of Romania (13 October 2016): Courtesy call on the Presiding Officer

Members of the Committee for Education in the Flemish Parliament (27 October 2016): Meetings with Members of the Education and Skills Committee and Scottish Parliament officials

Moroccan House of Councillors Research Centre (27 & 28 October 2016): Meetings with Members and Scottish Parliament officials

Richard Willis, Assistant Clerk Procedure & Usher of the Black Rod,Parliament of Victoria, Australia and Rafael Gonzalez-Montero, Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives, New Zealand Parliament (1-3 November 2016): meetings with Scottish Parliament officials 

His Excellency Mr Tahir Taghizadeh, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan (9 November 2016): Courtesy call on the Presiding Officer

Members of the Scottish Peers’ Association of the House Of Lords (10 November 2016): Meeting with the Presiding Officer

Mr Asad Qaiser MPA, Speaker and Members of the Pakistani Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (9 & 10 November 2016): Courtesy call on the Presiding Officer and meetings with MSPs and Scottish Parliament officials

His Excellency Mr Thórdur Aegir Óskarsson, Ambassador of Iceland (22 November 2016): Courtesy call on the Presiding Officer and meetings with MSPs

His Excellency Mr Torbjörn Sohlström, Ambassador of Sweden (24 November 2016): Courtesy call on the Presiding Officer and meetings with MSPs

Members of the Council of Representatives of the Republic of Iraq (1 December 2016): Meetings with MSPs and Scottish Parliament officials

Her Excellency Holly Tett, British High Commissioner to Malawi (7 December 2016): Courtesy call on Deputy Presiding Officer Linda Fabiani MSP and meetings with MSPs

Pacific Alliance Parliamentary Delegation (8 December 2016): Courtesy call on Deputy Presiding Officer Linda Fabiani MSP and meetings with MSPs and Scottish Parliament officials

Her Excellency Ms Janice Charette, High Commissioner of Canada (13 December 2016): Courtesy call on the Presiding Officer

 

Session 5: 2016 Outward visits and engagements

Jersey: CPA BIMR Conference (15-18 May 2016). Conference attended by Margaret Mitchell MSP

Dublin: British Irish Parliamentary Assembly 52nd Plenary (3-5 July 2016). Plenary attended by John Scott MSP, Ross Greer MSP and Willie Coffey MSP

Cardiff: Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, British Islands and Mediterranean Region Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (14 October 2016): Steering Committee meeting attended by Margaret Mitchell MSP

Belgium: Presiding Officer meetings with the Speaker of the Flemish Parliament and the President of the House of Representatives (20 & 21 October 2016)

Malawi: CPA Conference (4-11 November 2016). Conference attended by Liam McArthur MSP

Canada, British Columbia: Commonwealth Youth Parliament (6-10 November 2016). Conference attended by Kate Forbes MSP

Cardiff: British Irish Parliamentary Assembly 53rd Plenary (27-29 November 2016). Plenary attended by Deputy Presiding Officer Linda Fabiani MSP, John Scott MSP, Ross Greer MSP and Willie Coffey MSP

London: Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (16 December 2016): Meeting attended by Margaret Mitchell MSP

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