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Senator Sam Brownback, Chairman
Rep. Christopher H. Smith, Co-Chairman
For Immediate Release
www.csce.gov
October 6, 2005

HELSINKI COMMISSION TO HOLD BRIEFING ON THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE EGYPTIAN ELECTION RESULTS


Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS), Chairman of the United States Helsinki Commission, announced that the Commission will hold a briefing on the results and implications of the recent elections in Egypt:

THE MEANING OF EGYPT’S ELECTIONS
AND THEIR RELEVANCE TO THE MIDDLE EAST

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
2360 Rayburn House Office Building

The panelist will include:

Mr. Thomas Garrett
Director of Middle East and North Africa Program
International Republican Institutes

Dr. Amr Hamzawy
Senior Associate
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Mr. Khairi Abaza
Past Secretary, Wafd Party
Visiting Fellow, The Washington Institute

 

The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, is a U.S. Government agency that monitors progress in the implementation of the provisions of the 1975 Helsinki Accords. The Commission consists of nine members from the United States Senate, nine from the House of Representatives, and one member each from the Departments of State, Defense and Commerce.

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Media Contact: James E. Geoffrey II
202.225.1901
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