FILE- Speaker of the Parliament – Ali Abdel Aal FILE- Speaker of the Parliament – Ali Abdel Aal

House speaker discusses with European lawmakers means to boost cooperation

Thu, Jun. 21, 2018
CAIRO - 21 June 2018: Speaker of the House of Representatives Ali Abdel Al discussed on Thursday with members of the European Parliament's Foreign Relations Committee means of boosting cooperation and increasing investment chances between the two sides.

A statement issued by the House on Thursday said the speaker held talks with a large number of committee members including the committee chairman, David McAlliste, pointing out that Egypt is open to all parties in the light of its new foreign policy which is based on extending bridges of communication as an intellectual and cultural beacon in the region.

The speaker reviewed Egypt's efforts to press ahead with its economic program and combat terrorism and illegal immigration, along with the sets of legislation issued by the house recently including the laws on investment, health insurance, church construction and illegal migration-combat.

Abdel Al called on the European Union to coordinate on regional issues to resolve the Palestinian problem on the basis of a two-state solution with finding solutions to the problems in Libya, Syria and Iraq.

He called on European partners to draw up a clear plan to activate tourism into Egypt and increase European investments.

For their part, the committee members expressed appreciation of Egypt's efforts in fighting terrorism and illegal migration, emphasizing the need for more European investments to help Egypt achieve its development program.
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