The speaker of Canada’s Senate, George Furey, will visit Egypt’s parliament on Sunday, a statement from the Canadian embassy said, alongside a large delegation from Canada’s parliament.
Discussions with the speaker of the Egyptian House of Representatives, Ali Abdel-Aal, will explore opening new channels of cooperation between the two countries in political, legislative, economic and security terms.
"Speaker Furey is also expected to meet with a large number of top government officials and statesmen to discuss all aspects of relations between Canada and Egypt," read the statement.
His visit comes after a long period of preparation between officials and diplomats from Egypt and Canada, the statement said.
Furey, a lawyer, is the 45th Speaker of the Senate.
He was appointed to the Senate in August 1999, and named speaker of in December 2015.