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Egypt: Elections

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his Egyptian counterpart on the measures the Egyptian Government will take to ensure that the 2011 elections in that country are free, fair and transparent. (296932)

Our ambassador in Cairo raised the 2011 elections with the Director of the National Council for Human Rights in October. The elections were also raised with the Egyptian Government in the Political Subcommittee of the EU Association Agreement framework in July.

Our embassy also coordinates a donor group in Cairo, ensuring funding for the holding of free, fair and transparent elections is strategically spent to maximise its effect.