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National Dialogue won't vote on issues; proposals to be submitted to president: Coordinator

The National Dialogue will not vote on issues and proposals will be submitted to President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, General Coordinator of the dialogue Diaa Rashwan said on Wednesday.

Egypt's economy can withstand international crises and attract investments: Ministers

Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait and Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala El-Said delivered two statements on Tuesday before parliament on the draft FY2023/24 budget and development plan.

Egypt National Dialogue calls to pave way for democratic multi-candidate presidential elections

The National Dialogue’s board of trustees urged all parties and entities to pave the way for a democratic atmosphere for a multi-candidate presidential elections next year.

Finance, planning ministers to address parliament on 2023/24 budget draft, plan Tuesday

Egypt’s Finance Minister Mohamed Maait and Planning and Economic Development Minister Hala El-Said will deliver Tuesday two statements in parliament on the draft FY 2023/24 budget and socioeconomic development plan.

Coordinator urges people to make their voice heard at Egyptian National Dialogue sessions

General Coordinator of Egypt’s National Dialogue Diaa Rashwan has urged Egyptian people to make their voice heard through communicating with their representatives in the dialogue as well as on various media platforms.

Egypt's National Dialogue will not discuss amending constitution: Rashwan, Moussa and Badrawi

'All participants in the National Dialogue agreed that the dialogue agenda will not include three issues: amending the constitution, Egypt's foreign policy, and national security," explained Diaa Rashwan, general coordinator of the National Dialogue.

Egypt's National Dialogue kicks off following a year of preparations

The long-awaited National Dialogue kicked off on Wednesday with several political forces, civil society groups, professional and labour unions, and public figures participating to discuss key political, economic, and social issues.

Egypt amends penal code & child law to combat Sexual harassment, protect children

The Egyptian Cabinet has approved amendments to the Penal Codeand Child Law, including measures to counter sexual harassmentand bullying, according to a statement by the Cabinet.

Pretrial detention topmost on National Dialogue agenda: Rashwan

​A few hours ahead of the launch of the long-awaited ‘National Dialogue’ in Egypt, which kicks off on Wednesday, its general coordinator stressed that the issue of pretrial detention would be at the top of the human rights discussions agenda during the dialogue’s sessions.

All Egyptian, Arab and foreign media invited to the National Dialogue’s opening session: Rashwan

Egyptian, Arab and foreign media are invited to cover the National Dialogue’s opening session, which kicks off on Wednesday, 3 May at 2 PM in Cairo, General Coordinator of the dialogue Diaa Rashwan announced on Monday.

President Sisi announces emergency support fund for irregular workers

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi announced on Monday the establishment an emergency support fund for irregular workers.

The release of prisoners of conscience to top Egypt's 'National Dialogue' agenda

The steps of frank, transparent national dialogue in Egypt start with definitively resolving the prisoners of conscience file, said participants of the Egyptian 'National Dialogue' during their meeting with General Coordinator of the dialogue Diaa Rashwan on Saturday, according to a statement.

Trustees discuss final preparations for 'National Dialogue' in marathon meeting

The Board of Trustees of Egypt’s National Dialogue held its 23rd session on Wednesday to finalise preparations for the upcoming dialogue set to launch on 3 May.

Sisi discusses political resolutions to Yemen conflict with Presidential Council Chairman

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed on Wednesday in Cairo ways to achieve a political resolution to the Yemeni conflict with the Chairman of the Presidential Leadership Council in Yemen Rashad Al-Alimi.

'Conflict in Sudan increases the urgency of national dialogue in Egypt': Rashwan

The crisis in Sudan increases the urgency of holding the national dialogue in Egypt, especially with the rise of concern among Egyptians over the impact of the crisis on their country, said the dialogue's general coordinator Diaa Rashwan.

Egypt waging ‘battle for development’ in Sinai after liberation from occupation and terrorism: Sisi

In a televised speech to commemorate the 41st anniversary of Sinai Liberation Day on Tuesday, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said that Egypt is now waging a “battle for the development of Sinai” following its liberation from occupation and terrorism.

Egyptian human rights groups stress need for freedom to work in meeting with National Dialogue coordinator

Several Egyptian human rights groups that are set to participate in the National Dialogue, which will start on 3 May, stressed on Friday the need for legal amendments that would protect their freedom to work across the country.

Egypt's National Dialogue to kick off on 3 May as planned

Egypt's National Dialogue, a proposed initiative by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, will proceed as scheduled on 3 May, according to the dialogue's Secretary-General Mahmoud Fawzi.

Final vote in the House on easing requirements for acquiring Egyptian nationality soon

The House of Representatives provisionally approved on Wednesday legislative amendments under the 1975 law regulating naturalisation to ease requirements for acquiring Egyptian nationality.

No extensions granted for NGOs to legalise status after 12 April deadline: Egypt's cabinet

No extensions were granted for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Egypt aiming to legalise their status with final deadline remaining 12 April, Egypt's Cabinet said in a statement on Monday.

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