EU seeks impartial and fair presidential elections in Egypt: official
The European Union ambassador James Moran - YOUM7/Hisham Said
By THE CAIRO POST

CAIRO: Following a memorandum of understanding signed Sunday between the European Union and the High Presidential Elections Commission, the EU ambassador to Cairo James Moran announced that another memorandum will be signed with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sunday.

The memorandum signed Sunday between the EU and the HPEC will allow for an EU Elections Observation Mission to monitor the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for May 26-27.

The memorandum with the Foreign Affairs Ministry will facilitate the memorandum with the HPEC and allocate the number of officials that will be allowed to monitor the referendum, reported Youm7.

Moran said the EU is keen to see inclusive, transparent and credible elections in Egypt.

EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and the Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy agreed last Thursday to deploy an observation mission for the upcoming presidential elections based on an invitation by the Egyptian government.

Interim President Adly Mansour invited last Thursday for international agencies to deploy observers for monitoring the upcoming presidential elections.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ spokesperson Badr Abdel Atty said the memorandums and agreements between the EU and both the HPEC and Ministry of Foreign Affairs will allow the EU’s election observation missions to monitor elections without any obstacles, reported Al-Masry Al-Youm.

Additional reporting by Rabab Fathi.    

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