EUEGYPT ACTION PLAN (10560/06)
Letter from the Chairman to Rt Hon Geoff
Hoon MP, Minister for Europe, Foreign and Commonweath Office
Thank you for your Explanatory Memorandum dated
29 June which Sub-Committee C considered at its meeting on 6 July.
The Sub-Committee agreed to clear the document from scrutiny.
We strongly support the values of democracy
and human rights contained within the Action Plan and hope that
the Plan, with its emphasis on political dialogue, will enable
the EU to encourage further democratic reform within Egypt.
As with previous Action Plans under the European
Neighbourhood Policy, such as that agreed with Syria, the success
of the new relationship between the EU and Egypt will depend largely
on implementation of the commitments made within the Plan. We
therefore urge both yourselves and the Commission to closely monitor
Egypt's progress towards further democratic reform.
6 July 2006