British House of Lords supports Egypt in democratic transition
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By AMIRA ABDEL-SALAM and AMAL RASLAN

CAIRO: The British House of Lords discussed the political situation in Egypt during a Friday panel discussion on the situation in the Middle East and Syria.

A group of parliamentary members from the House of Lords visited Egypt last month as part of a delegation that met with the Egyptian president, the prime minister and the ministers of defense, interior and foreign affairs in addition to the Grand Imam and Pope Tawadros II.

The members reassured that their country gives great importance to Egypt, adding that Egypt’s security and stability affects the Arab region. They explained that their visit was to support the ambitions of the Egyptian people to achieve democracy, stability and to pave the way for establishing an institutional relationship between parliamentarians in the two countries to support religious freedom, civil rights and women’s rights.

Members of the House of Lords praised the efforts exerted by the 50-member committee to develop the new constitution. They also expressed that they are looking forward to the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections.

Senior Minister of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government Baroness Warsi said the best way to create stability and prosperity in Egypt should be done through an inclusive political process open to all political groups.

Originally published in Youm7.

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