Speaker of the Egyptian House of Representatives Ali Abdul Aal is set to meet the President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani, and heads of the foreign affairs and human rights committees in the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday.
According to Tarek Radwan, the head of the foreign affairs committee in the Egyptian Parliament, Abdul Aal will also meet the president of the Belgian parliament in the short trip that will end on Thursday.
Radwan added in a phone-in call to Extra News TV station on Sunday night that Egypt has proposed amendments on the internal statute of the Inter-Parliamentary Union during the current 279th round of the union that was held on 17-18 June in Geneva.
He also said that some of the modifications proposed by the president of the union aimed at increasing his authority and decreasing the role of the secretary general of the international organisation. “The president of the union supervises the flow of work in the union only and there is no need for increasing his role,” said Radwan.
According to the statement of the House of Representatives, Abdul Aal represented the Arab group in the meeting of the executive committee of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. He also met on the sidelines of the meeting with his Kuwaiti counterpart, Marzouq Al-Ghanim, to discuss the Kuwaiti modifications to the statute of the union.