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Egyptian Delegation in Indonesia to Discuss Regional Developments, Fighting Terrorism

Egyptian Delegation in Indonesia to Discuss Regional Developments, Fighting Terrorism

Sunday, 20 March, 2022 - 07:45
A general view of banks, hotels, office, and residential buildings in the center of Cairo, Egypt, September 13, 2018. (Reuters)

Egypt will attend on Sunday the 144th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and its related meetings held in Nusa Dua, Bali.

The four-day event is hosted by the Indonesian parliament.

Egypt is represented at the Assembly by a parliamentary delegation, headed by Speaker Hanafy Ali El-Gebali. It will discuss regional developments and the fight against terrorism.

This year’s IPU meetings carry the theme “Getting to zero: Mobilizing parliaments to act on climate change.”

The Egyptian parliament delegation is participating in the meetings of the standing committees of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, such as the “Permanent Committee on International Peace and Security”, which will discuss the topic of “rethinking and reformulating the peace approach with the aim of promoting lasting peace,” reported Egypt’s state news agency MENA.

It said the delegation will also attend the IPU’s Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade and the Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights, as well as the meetings of the High Level Advisory Group on Countering Terrorism and the meeting of the Committee on Middle East Issues.

The Assembly’s work will also witness the convening of the IPU’s Women Parliamentarians Forum, and the Young Parliamentarians Forum.

The General Debate will provide a platform for delegates to deliberate, exchange views and seek to galvanize parliamentary action to address the climate emergency.

The meetings will also focus on strengthening democracy and human rights, youth participation, achieving security and arms control, and promoting sustainable development efforts, in addition to enabling the education sector, including in times of the pandemic.

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