The meeting of Chairman and members of the Foreign Relations Committee of the House of Representatives with the Board members of ECFA
On March 11, 2019, Mr. Karim Abdul Karim Darwish, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the House of Representatives, received the Board members of ECFA at his invitation.
the meeting was attended by some of Board members from the Council as follow:
Ambassador/Dr. Mounir Zahran, President of the Council.
Ambassador Dr. Ezzat Saad, Director of the Council.
Ambassador Hisham Al-Zamity, Secretary General of the Council.
– Dr. Hazem AttiaAllah – Treasurer.
Ambassador Hussein Hassouna, member of the Board members.
Ambassador Mona Omar, member of the Board members.
Ambassador Sayed Abu Zeid, member of the Board members.
The Committee on Foreign Relations of the House of Representatives, along with its Chairman, attended the following deputies and secretaries:
Ms. Anissa Hassouna.
Mr. Tarek Al-Kholi (Vice-Chairman of the Committee).
Ms. Dalia Youssef.
Mr. Hossam Mohammed Mahmoud al-Mayor.
Mr. Ibrahim Abdul Wahab.
– Dr. Shirin Faraj.
– Ms. Sarah Osman.
– A. Kamal Ahmed.
– Dr. Abdullah Mabrouk.
– Ms. Samia Rifla.
– Ms. Ghada Al-Ajami.
2. The discussions addressed a number of points on which the Chairman of the Committee had asked the Council to speak in advance which is:
What is the Council’s assessment of the future of the international system in terms of the structure of the international system, the leading states and the nature of future interactions between those forces and the foreseeable international-regional interactions, and the future issues of this system and Egyptian interests in this regard.
What is the Council’s appreciation for the future of international organizations such as the United Nations and new regional organizations such as ASEAN, APEC and others.
What is the assessment of the situation of the role of the alliances and their future and their orientation towards the Arab region and the Middle East.
– The future of U.S. foreign policy, in light of recent and future U.S. domestic developments.
– What is the future of the European Union in light of the interactions of Brexit, plans to include new members, the role of the main countries in it (the axis of Germany-France), the visions of the crystallization of other axes of eastern European countries with Italy, and then the relationship of the Union with the United States of America and the impact on the foreign and security policy of the Union, especially towards the Arab region.
– The future of partnership agreements between the European Union and the Mediterranean countries, specifically Egypt, how do you evaluate the contractual frameworks between Egypt and the European Union in the light of the treaty and legal developments of the Union, which tried to establish principles of conditionality and politicization of the issue of human rights and the principle of more, and how to build on what was achieved at the Arab-European summit in this regard, and to highlight our point of view on the various issues of partnership initiated by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.
What is the council’s assessment of the current initiatives to resolve a number of crises and issues, notably the Palestinian, Syrian, Libyan and Yemeni issues, and the future of the political settlement of those issues?
What is the assessment of the situation of Egypt and its Arab sister states with the neighboring regional countries and their attempts to penetrate the region?
For his part, the Chairman of the Council raised the following questions, to which the Chairman of the Committee and members answered:
What is the role of the Committee in relation to the relationship of the House of Representatives with the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and other regional parliaments (Arab-African-Islamic-Mediterranean).
The role of the Committee for the visit of parliamentary delegations visiting Egypt and vice versa.
The role of the Commission in international negotiations for international treaties and conventions.
The committee’s relationship with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and foreign embassies in Cairo.
The Committee’s relationship with the INTERNATIONAL Parliamentary Group (PNND) and whether there is communication with it.