Abdel Ati, European lawmakers discuss bilateral cooperation

Egyptian Ambassador in Belgium Badr Abdel Ati had talks with a number of European Parliament members on means of promoting bilateral cooperation in various domains.


The meeting came on the fringe of the ambassador’s participation in the general session of the European Parliament which convened in its HQ in France, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday on its official Facebook page.


The ambassador reviewed the positive developments in Egypt at the political, economic, development and social levels.


He referred to key measures taken to enhance human rights, topped by the national strategy for human rights and the comprehensive political national dialogue.


He noted that the Presidential Pardon Committee was activated, adding that these human rights measures adopted by Egypt were appreciated by the European lawmakers.


He also highlighted the mega national projects which are being implemented in Egypt at the economic and social levels, referring to the establishment of 14 smart and green cities, including the New Administrative Capital.


The two sides underlined the importance of enhancing EU-Egyptian cooperation in the energy domain as Egypt seeks to become a regional energy hub.


The talks also tackled the repercussions of the Ukrainian crisis on food security in Egypt and the region as well as the support offered by Europe in this respect.


The Egyptian ambassador also posted the European lawmakers on the ongoing preparations for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) that will be held in Egypt in November.


The talks also tackled a host of regional issues on the conditions in the Middle East and Africa, the pivotal role played by Egypt in realizing stability and reaching political solutions to regional crises.


The talks focused on the developments in Libya, Syria and the Palestinian cause as well as the conditions in the Horn of Africa.


The talks also reviewed Egypt’s successful efforts in combating terrorism and illegal immigration.




Source: State Information Service Egypt

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