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Egyptian delegation joins UNHCR conference in Geneva

Delegation set to take part in the United Nations Human Rights council meeting to discuss matters related to Egypt

An Egyptian delegation is set to arrive in Geneva Sunday to take part in the United Nations Human Rights Council’s meeting and “reveal what is happening in Egypt.”

The council is set to convene Monday until 27 September at the Palais des Nations in Geneva where the council “will hear the presentation of reports and hold interactive dialogues with independent human rights experts and bodies”.

Mohamed Anwar Al-Sadat, president of the Reform and Development Party and part of the delegation, explained in a phone call on television channel CBC that the “delegation will try to clarify events occurring in Egypt” while also explaining that “there has to be a continuing process of comforting the international community.”

“We will attempt to address all matters the international community might be interested in so that the picture would be clearer,” he added.

The visit comes after another Egyptian delegation met with German parliamentary officials three days ago after visits to Belgium and Geneva in August.

“The delegation will be representing the civil society and it is not the official governmental delegation,” Al-Sadat said.

Although United Nations Human Rights Council does not currently hold Egypt as a member, the media office for the council confirmed that all “United Nations member states [Egypt included] have the right to speak during the sessions.”

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