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Egypt: Identity Cards

Volume 698: debated on Monday 4 February 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether, at the European Neighbourhood Policy meeting on 23–24 January, they raised the issue of the legal bar by the Egyptian authorities against Baha'is obtaining identity cards; and, if so, with what result. [HL1616]

On 23-24 January, the European Union and Egypt were scheduled to hold a meeting of the sub-committee on political dialogue and human rights, established under the European Neighbourhood Policy Action Plan.

At the request of the Egyptian Government this meeting was postponed. No new date has yet been found, but we encourage the European Commission and the Egyptian Government to set a new date soon.