New Delhi: With Egypt gearing up for transition to democracy, the United Nations has invited India and a few other countries to Cairo to extend help and expertise in conducting elections.

Representatives from Lebanon, Tunisia, Bahrain, Jordan, Libya and Yemen are also attending the meeting being organised by UN in the Egyptian capital through United Nations Development Programme.

The meet on 'Electoral Assistance for the Arab Region' will be held on May 2 and attended by senior officials from Election Commission of India (ECI) such as Director General Akshay Rout and Deputy Election Commissioner Alok Shukla.

"The meeting will bring together UNDP practitioners to review UN Policy on electoral assistance, assess how electoral assistance is delivered in the (Arab) region, identify needs in this area and on this basis devise a strategy for electoral assistance in the Arab region," said a statement issued by the ECI on Sunday.

The invitation comes in the backdrop of Chief Election Commissioner of India SY Quraishi leading a delegation to Egypt from April 20 to 22, at the request of Interim Government in Egypt to explore possibilities of India's support to Egypt in its electoral process.

The Egyptian side wanted Election Commission of India to share its knowledge in voters' education, EVM and technology based election tracking and facilitation system, the statement said.

(Agencies)