18 March 2018 01:45 PM

Egypt, EU wrap up meetings of committee on political affairs, human rights

Friday، 12 January 2018 - 10:59 AM

The subcommittee on the political affairs, human rights and democracy of the partnership agreement between Egypt and the European Union (EU) stressed the commitment of both sides to enhancing dialogue and cooperation.


At the end of its fifth meeting on Thursday, the committee asserted the importance of benefiting from the experience of the two sides to enhance dialogue, pointing out that Egypt and the EU are aware of differences in points of view concerning a number of issues.


The two-day meeting of the committee was held under both the Chairman of the National Steering Bureau for the implementation of Egypt-EU Partnership Agreement at the Egyptian Foreign Ministry Raouf Saad and Acting Director of Middle East and North Africa at European External Action Service Colin Scicluna.


The meeting is held to coincide with both Egypt and EU are boosting cooperation and launching programs and projects as part of their partnership 2017-2020, according to a joint communique issued following the get-together.


They also held a comprehensive dialogue which took up a number of issues of common interest at the bilateral, regional and international levels including the Middle East peace process as well as the conditions in Syria, Libya and the Arab region.


These issues also included peace and security in Africa and the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation.


Both sides focused on joint cooperation in the fields of human right, democracy, the sovereignty of law and combating corruption, the communique said.




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