Srour Denies Planning Meeting with Israeli Rep at IPU Meeting in Geneva
The speaker of Egypt’s Parliament, Ahmed Srour, on Friday denied reports that he would hold talks with Israel’s representative to a meeting on international trade organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Geneva, reported the daily Al Gomhouriyya.
The two-day meeting that opened Friday aims to bring together lawmakers who specialize in international trade issues in their respective parliaments.
Srour told reporters following the opening session that “Israel violates international agreements and laws; thus, we cannot initiate any kind of a dialogue with it until it shows good intentions of implementing a just and comprehensive peace in the region.”
An Arab TV channel had reported that Srour was to hold a meeting with Israel’s representative on the sidelines of the meeting, said the paper, adding that several Arab officials were to take part in the meeting as well - Albawaba.com
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