Oireachtas delegation to visit Egypt

A delegation from the Oireachtas led by Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD, will visit the Arab Republic of Egypt from 9-13 January 2017, at the invitation of H.E. Dr Ali Abdel Aal, Speaker of the House of Representatives of Egypt.

The purpose of the visit is to discuss parliamentary relations and foster bilateral cooperation in the areas of foreign relations, communications, agriculture, trade, transport and tourism, and to raise the case of Ibrahim Halawa, who is on trial in Egypt since August 2013.

The programme for the visit includes meetings with the Egyptian President, H.E. Abdel Fattah El Sissi, the Speaker of the Egyptian Parliament, the Minister for Trade and Industry, the Minister for Communications and the Secretary General of the Arab League, among others. The delegation will also visit Ibrahim Halawa during their stay in Cairo.

The delegation consists of the following members:

Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghail, TD
Darragh O'Brien, TD (Fianna Fáil), Party spokesperson on Foreign Affairs
Colm Brophy, TD (Fine Gael)
Brendan Howlin, TD (Labour), Leader of the Labour Party
Paul Murphy, TD (Anti Austerity Alliance-People Before Profit)
Eoin Ó Broin, TD (Sinn Féin)
Eamon Ryan TD (Green Party), Leader of the Green Party
Noel Grealish TD (Rural Independent Group)

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