Neutral committee to be formed to prepare national dialogue’s vision: Training Academy

Ahram Online , Tuesday 24 May 2022

The National Training Academy (NTA) said on Monday that a joint neutral committee made of public figures and experts was going to be formed to collect all suggestions it received for review and discussion to prepare the upcoming national dialogue’s vision to draw a "roadmap towards the new republic".

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi
File Photo: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi speaks during the Egyptian Family Iftar banquet, taken on Tuesday 26 April, 2022.


According to the NTA, it received a huge number of suggestions, ideas, and visions from different parties, syndicates, public figures, citizens, institutions, and others to be incorporated into the dialogue.

During the annual Egyptian Family Iftar Banquet in late April, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi assigned the National Youth Conference — which is organised by the NTA — to conduct a political dialogue on the current priorities of national action and to present its outcomes to him personally.

The academy added in its Monday statement that it is still receiving ideas and suggestions, stating that a committee will be formed to compile and review these ideas in order to prepare a unified vision that will be used as a roadmap for the dialogue.

Furthermore, the academy reiterated that it continues to be neutral and completely impartial in its organising, technical, and coordinating role, and that it is not interfering in or censoring the content of the dialogue in any way in accordance with the president’s directives.

A registration form for those wishing to participate in the national dialogue can be found on the website of the National Youth Conference.

In an earlier statement, the academy said its role will be limited to coordination with all participants without imposing on the agenda of discussion to open the door for this dialogue to be serious, effective, and inclusive of all forces.

The dialogue, which aims to help crystallise a new social contract, has been welcomed by political forces, civil society organisations, research centres, and business associations.

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