Sir Gerald Howarth became on Thursday the chairman of the All-Party parliamentary Group on Egypt in the British Parliament.
The Conservative Party MP will head 44 parliamentarians from various political parties in both chambers.
The election of Howarth, a former defense minister, which took place late Wednesday, follows the general elections in May won by Howarth’s party, led by Prime Minister David Cameron.
Labour Party MP John Spellar is now the deputy chairman of the group.
The function of the parliamentary group on Egypt is to “strengthen relations between British and Egyptian parliamentarians and promote British-Egyptian relations amongst both chambers of the UK parliament”, according to the parliament’s website.
Edited translation from MENA