The national dialogue, currently under preparation, is meant to pinpoint common grounds between all segments of Egyptian society on priority issues in the political, social, and economic fields.
The dialogue, called for by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in April for all intellectuals, syndicates, and political forces, is set to kick off within a few weeks, according to the dialogue’s coordinator Diaa Rashwan.
Citizens participated in the mass meeting held by the NACDW in Beheira’s Damanhour city to present and discuss priority issues and deliver their visions to the national dialogue’s Board of Trustees, according to a press statement.
The Damanhour meeting is the third in a series of meetings held by the NACDW that included Cairo and Luxor and meant to take the national dialogue to the public level, the statement read.
The dialogue is scheduled to discuss pressing political, economic, and social issues nationwide, including surging prices, education and public freedoms, and properly analyse them to find appropriate solutions.
The dialogue’s 19-member Board of Trustees has formed committees for the social, political, and economic tracks of the dialogue to discuss priority issues in each of the three main domains.
The dialogue's political track includes five committees: the exercise of political rights and parliamentary representation, municipalities, human rights and public freedoms, political parties, civil society and syndicates.
The economic track includes eight committees, namely inflation and high prices, public debt, budget deficit and financial reform, public investment priorities and state ownership policy, private investment (domestic and foreign), industry, agriculture and food security, social justice, and tourism.
The social track includes six committees: education and scientific research, health, housing, social cohesion, culture and national identity, and youth.