Egyptian state keen on maintaining judicial independence: President Sisi on Judiciary Day

Ahram Online , Saturday 1 Oct 2022

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi affirmed on Saturday the state’s keenness to ensure judicial independence and non-interference in the affairs of the judiciary as a well-established principle.

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi pose for an image with members of the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) on Saturday 1 October, 2022, Photo courtesy of Egyptian Presidential spokesman Facebook page.

 

The president made the remarks in a meeting with members of the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) within the framework of Egyptian Judiciary Day, celebrated in the beginning of October, presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement.

During the meeting, El-Sisi affirmed the great responsibility placed on the judiciary in upholding justice and attaining social peace and stability, which are considered a mainstay in advancing nations.

Meanwhile, the president also stressed the state’s keenness to always develop the judicial system and raise its capabilities to ensure that it keeps pace with developments and that its procedures are taken at the required speed.

During the meeting, the council members reviewed with the president the procedures taken to achieve prompt justice.

They also discussed measures taken to achieve technical development in all judicial bodies and authorities and automate the judicial system in coordination with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

Egyptian Judiciary Day was celebrated for the first-time last year, months after El-Sisi announced that the day would be marked each year on 1 October.

In celebration of the day last year, the president said he directed the government to arrange the needed financial allocations to develop the judiciary given that it represents one of the “main authorities” of the Egyptian state.

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