President Sisi says Egypt keen to support judicial authority in African societies

MENA , Ahram Online , Sunday 11 Sep 2022

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has affirmed Egypt's keenness to support the judicial authority's role in African societies in a meeting on Sunday with presidents of African constitutional and supreme courts.

Egypt s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi receives presidents of African constitutional and supreme courts participating in the Sixth High Level Meeting for the Chief Justices and Presidents of the African Constitutional and Supreme Courts and Constitutional Councils. Egyptian Presidency


The president's meeting with the African judges came on the sidelines of the Sixth Cairo High-level Meeting of Chiefs of Constitutional Courts, Supreme Courts, and African Constitutional Councils, which is taking place in the Egyptian capital under the title ‘The Role of Constitutional Control in Developing African People.’

During the meeting, El-Sisi stressed the importance of popular awareness about the role of the law and judicial institutions, said presidential spokesman Bassam Rady in a statement.

The African judges lauded the vital role played by the conference in promoting judicial cooperation between African constitutional courts, the spokesman said.

The meeting tackled the most pressing issues on the African arena, especially those related to the role of constitutional courts in safeguarding countries' sovereignty, the statement added.

The participants also voiced keenness on benefiting from Egypt's successful experiment, which is considered a model for respecting the rule of law and judicial independence.

Sixth meeting of judicial chiefs

The sixth meeting of the continent's judicial chiefs, which runs until Monday, discussed ways to institute constitutional protections for the rights of refuge and citizenship as well as ways to tackle challenges in training in the constitutional judiciary across Africa.

The meeting also discussed the role of constitutional control in preserving African societies’ cultural uniqueness and promoting social justice on the continent from an economic perspective.

During the opening session of the meeting on Saturday, Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly called on the heads of top African courts to formulate joint principles and constitutional guarantees to protect and develop the continent’s natural resources for "our peoples and future generations."

“The African continent is an important part of a world that is facing challenges. Therefore, we have to think collectively... to find legal and constitutional ways... to help African states in curbing the negative impacts of global disputes on our economies,” the premier said.

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