Egyptian and Hungarian parliaments sign protocol of cooperation and legislative expertise exchange

Gamal Essam El-Din , Thursday 22 Sep 2022

Egypt's House of Representatives and Hungary's National Assembly signed on Thursday a protocol of cooperation and legislative expertise exchange.

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Ahmed Manaa, secretary-general of Egypt s House of Representatives, and Gyorgy Such, director general of Hungary s General Assembly, signing the Egyptian-Hungarian protocol on Thursday

 

The protocol was signed by Ahmed Manaa, secretary-general of Egypt's House of Representatives, and Gyorgy Such, director general of Hungary's General Assembly, according to a statement.

"The protocol comes within the framework of the growing political and economic relations between Egypt and Hungary," said the statement, adding that "the protocol aims to reinforce parliamentary relations between Cairo and Budapest in the form of exchanging parliamentary expertise in legislative and supervisory fields and coordinating positions between Egypt's House of Representatives and Hungary's General Assembly on international issues of mutual concern."

The statement also indicated that the protocol aims to raise the political, diplomatic and parliamentary capabilities of MPs and the secretariat-generals in both parliaments.

The political and economic relations between Egypt and Hungary have largely developed over the last few years. Hungary was among the first countries which welcomed the anti-Muslim Brotherhood revolution in Egypt in 2013 while Hungary's Prime Minister Victor Orban was the among first of world leaders to welcome the election of President El-Sisi in 2014. 

The statement said the historical relations between Cairo and Budapest take the form of exchanging visits among high-ranking state official in the two countries and reflects the keenness to push these relations to higher horizons. 

While El-Sisi visited the capital of Hungary Budapest twice in July 2017 and October 2021 to participate in the Visegrad Group summit and address issues of terrorism and illegal migration, Orban visited Egypt in June 2016 to discuss boosting political and economic relations with Cairo. 

The statement also noted that Speaker of Egypt's House of Representatives Hanafy El-Gebaly visited Budapest in November 2021 where he announced that Egypt and Hungary had decided to set up a parliamentary friendship association as an effective channel for fostering parliamentary cooperation and coordination between the two countries on issues of mutual concern in all regional and international forums and in a way that reflects the growing political and economic relations between them. 

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