Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said that the target of recovering looted state lands is not only restricted to the economic side of retrieving the state's assets, but extends to strengthening the state's prestige and imposing law and discipline, spokesman Bassam Rady said.
The remarks came during a meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, the members of high committee for restoring looted state lands, and other ministers to review the situation of retrieving and legalising the status of looted lands in the governorates of New Valley, Giza, Beheira, Assiut, Sohag, Alexandria, Qena, Minya, and Daqahlia.
The president requested the governors prioritise the task with an eye to legalising the legal status of citizens and ending the practices of seizing state lands.
El-Sisi underscored the importance of preventing any further violations in parallel with accelerating the procedures of legalisation, in addition to considering the conditions of citizens to achieve justice and social peace.
The presidential spokesman added that the meeting was the first of several set to be held in the coming days.