Egyptian government appreciates role of civil society: President Sisi

MENA , Monday 12 Dec 2022

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said on Monday that the Egyptian government appreciates civil society, reiterating its main role in implementing the country’s National Strategy for Human Rights launched in September last year.



The government, the president added, supports civil society as a main partner of the Egyptian state in the development process in accordance with the law on regulating the exercise of civil work, promulgated by Law No. 149 of 2019.

El-Sisi was speaking in a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry, who briefed the president on the outcome of the first executive report of the strategy.

Minister Shoukry said the report was prepared by the concerned bodies within a comprehensive national framework and in consultation with civil society on the best practices of carrying out the strategy on the ground.    

The report highlighted the most important national efforts to fulfil the strategy for 2021-2026, with a special focus on goals achieved until late August 2022.

Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said the president welcomed efforts exerted by the Supreme Standing Committee for Human Rights and by all ministries and national bodies carrying out the strategy.

The strategy was approved last year as a pure national initiative, whose implementation is a top priority for the Egyptian government.

El-Sisi also instructed that the government promote its efforts and implement all action plans, programs, strategies and general state polices, and remove any obstacles facing the supreme committee.

The president also directed to spread the culture of human rights and to raise public awareness about the constitution, about national laws and about Egypt's international obligations in human rights, added the statement.

Furthermore, El-Sisi expressed appreciation for the role played by the international community in supporting Egypt's strategy.

The national strategy spans five years and is based on four main axes: civilian and political rights; economic, social and cultural rights; rights of women, children, disabled people, youth and the elderly; and education and capacity building in the field of human rights.

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