This week we will see legislative delegations at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and at the European Union.
Delegations to the United Nations as of this writing are scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week.
The first delegation from China’s parliament will meet with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday. The delegation from Saudi Arabia is scheduled to visit the UN on Thursday.
The European Union is due for its own hearings on Friday and it will be followed by South Africa’s delegation the following day.
This week, many legislative delegations are scheduled to make their way to the United States. There is one delegation that’s of particular interest – the parliamentary delegation from Belarus.
In recent years, the Belarusian parliament has sought closer ties with the European Union. Part of these efforts were delegations sent to Brussels in 2016 and 2017. With these new ties in place, it seems as though this delegation will discuss issues related to climate change and trade between Belarus and Europe.
Although there are a lot of interesting things coming out of these hearings, one thing we know for sure is that they could lead to changes in policy on both sides- therefore, it’s important for government officials on both sides to watch them closely!
Following the and the California wildfires, many of the legislative delegations will be in session this week to address the crisis.
Hearings scheduled for this week will mainly focus on the following topics:
– Climate Change and wildfire disasters
– Financial management of state’s disaster relief efforts (including supplemental budget)
– Flood insurance
– How federal money is distributed to disaster areas
The legislative delegations of the State Council and the National People’s Congress are set to hold their hearings in Beijing this week.
The State Council delegation is expected to meet with Premier Li Keqiang, Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) General Secretary Xi Jinping and other members of the Standing Committee on Monday.
The National People’s Congress delegation will be visiting North Korea next week to attend a meeting with Kim Jong-un, and they will also hold a meeting with Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday.
Hearings of legislative delegations scheduled for this week
Senate hearings on the 2020 budget will be held today, December 4th.
This week some legislative delegations are set to visit the U.S. to discuss the worsening state of relations with North Korea and the planned release of a controversial rap album by controversial rapper XXXtentacion
The hearings will be held in three different congressional committees, including the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which will hold a hearing on North Korea Tuesday.
The House Foreign Affairs Committee is set to hold its own hearing on Wednesday and the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled for Thursday.