Coordination of Party Youth and Politicians meets New Zealand ambassador to Egypt, discuss human rights, parliamentary cooperation
CAIRO - 5 October 2021: Senior members of the Coordination of Party Youth and Politicians (CPYP) met with the New Zealand ambassador to Cairo Greg Louis on Tuesday, where they discussed human rights rights and means to enhance relations.
Parliamentarians and senior members of CPYP Tarek el Kholy, Emad Khalil, Mohamed Abdel Aziz, Mohamed Farid, Ahmed Yehia, and Hoda Raouf attended the meeting with Louis, who said he had been in Egypt for years before his appointment in his post.
New Zealand has “distinguished diplomatic relations with Egypt, the ambassador said, adding that the two countries cooperate in the fields of agriculture and trade.
The embassy of New Zealand was opened sin Cairo in 2006, while the Egyptian embassy was inaugurated in 2010.
Louis said he “adores the Egyptian people,” and gifted the delegation souvenirs and he was given the CPYP honorary shield
The diplomat said he realizes the development and advancement ongoing in Egypt, and wants to see cooperation between the parliaments of the two countries, especially that the Egyptian parliament includes many young people.
For their part, the CPYP delegation said President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi pays great attention to youth and women, pointing to the the percentage of women and youth in the parliament of 26 and 42, respectively.
They also said they were looking forward to the exchange of political experiences and the experiences of young people between the two countries.
They added that Egypt is keen on human rights, as it has recently launched the National Strategy for Human Rights, welcoming the exchange of visions in relevance to the matter.
Sisi said the year 2022 shall be the year of the civil society, the delegation highlighted.
Further, they tackled climate change, religious and extremism, and Islamophobia, which have increased against some minorities in the west, according to the CPYP statement.