Egypt's presidency to hold conference highlighting accomplishments during Sisi tenure

Ahram Online , Sunday 14 Jan 2018

The conference, under the name “The Story of a Nation,” will be attended by experts and specialists in various fields from January 17-19

Story of a Nation
Official campaign teaser of 'Story of a Nation' conference, set to be held from 17 till 19 January (Photo Courtesy of President El-Sisi's account on Twitter)

Egypt's presidency is set to hold a conference to highlight accomplishments during President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s four-year tenure since 2014.

In a tweet Sunday, the president’s official account posted a picture of the conference's main flyer, which goes under the name “The Story of a Nation.”

“Together we review the path of success during the conference from 17 till 19 January,” the president tweeted, using a hashtag under the conference’s name.

On Saturday, Al-Ahram daily reported that the conference will take place in one of Cairo’s hotels this week, quoting informed sources who added that several experts and specialists in various fields will be participating.

According to sources, El-Sisi will also respond during the conference to questions he has been receiving since 10 January until next Monday on his official social media pages under the "Ask the President'' initiative.

The initiative was initially launched in April 2017 during the third National Youth Conference in Ismailia governorate, where the president received 172,000 questions from citizens on all aspects of political, economic and social life in Egypt. 

Wednesday's conference comes as Egypt braces for electoral procedures ahead of presidential elections scheduled in March. 

El-Sisi, whose first term ends in June, has not declared his intention to run. However, over 500 MPs, including House of Representatives speaker Ali Abdel-Aal, have signed endorsements supporting his candidature.

Several public figures have announced their intention to run for the presidency, including controversial Zamalek club chairman and lawyer Mortada Mansour, former Egyptian Army Chief-of-Staff Sami Anan, leftist lawyer and labour activist Khaled Ali and former MP Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat. 

 

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