CAIRO: An Egyptian parliamentary delegation is set to travel to Strasbourg in mid April to meet with members of the European parliament for talks on the latter’s resolution on slain Italian student Giulio Regeni, parliamentarian Mohamed Al Orabi was quoted by Youm7 Wednesday.
The decision was taken following phone call between Egypt’s parliament speaker Ali Abdel-Al and Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, said Orabi.
Members of the Egyptian delegation remain anonymous. However, MP Margret Azer told Youm7 that it will comprise representatives of the National Council for Human Rights, foreign and interior ministries and lawmakers.
On Thursday, the EU passed a non-binding resolution agreeing on the severe deterioration of human rights in Egypt, following the death of Regeni. The resolution also recommended the suspension of military aid to Egypt.
The move was slammed by the Egyptian House of Representatives’ statement on Friday which stressed on the importance to “Respect other countries sovereignty and not to interfere in their internal affairs; principles that are acknowledged in Egypt and the EU.”