CAIRO: An Egyptian parliamentary delegation will participate in the Pan-African Parliament (PAP,) for the first time since Cairo’s membership to thevAfrican Union was restored in 2014. P
Hatem Bashat, head of the House of Representatives’ African Affairs Committee, and MPs Mai Mahmoud and Mostafa al Gendy, will represent Egypt at the conference scheduled for May 2-13 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Egypt was suspended from participating in African Union meetings after former President Mohamed Morsi was ousted in July 2013 following mass protests against his rule.
However, in June 2014, the A.U.’s Peace and Security Council unanimously agreed to unfreeze Egypt’s membership.
The PAP, a legislative organ of the African Union, held its inaugural session in March 2004. It aims to ensure the full participation of African peoples in the development and economic integration of the continent, according to APA webpage.