Egyptian parliamentary delegation to visit Washington next week

Gamal Essam El-Din , Tuesday 24 Oct 2017

The delegation, led by parliament speaker Ali Abdel-Aal, will remain in DC for one week to discuss political and economic issues

Ali Abdel Aal
An archival for Egypt's parliament speaker Ali Abdel Aal (Photo: Al Ahram)

An Egyptian parliamentary delegation will visit the United States next week to discuss issues of mutual interest to the two nations, Tarek Radwan, head of parliament's foreign affairs committee, revealed on Tuesday.

Radwan told reporters that the delegation will be led by parliament speaker Ali Abdel-Aal.

"The delegation is expected to leave Cairo next Friday for a one-week visit to the United States," said Radwan.

He said the trip will include meetings with US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Rayan and several members of congress.

Ryan met with Egypt President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Abdel-Aal during a visit to Cairo in April 2016.

Radwan said, "The full details of the Egyptian parliamentary visit to the United States will be made public on Thursday."

Informed sources told Al-Ahram that the delegation is expected to include Mohamed El-Sewedi, head of the pro-government "Support Egypt" parliamentary bloc, head of the foreign affairs committee Tarek Radwan, and Karim Salem, an independent MP.

The sources said the visit is expected to cover important issues of concern to Egyptian and American politicians and lawmakers, such Egypt's new NGOs law, cooperation in the fight against terrorism, and whether the US should designate the Muslim Brotherhood group as a terrorist organisation.

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