Egypt s national dialogue. File Photo
The board discussed several important issues during the eight-hour session, including their vision for the dialogue's opening session and other priorities for future sessions, declared a statement.
In addition, the board praised President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's recent decision to pardon nearly 1,400 inmates, and expressed gratitude for the move, and called for similar actions to create a positive climate and increase confidence among dialogue participants.
Egypt’s National Dialogue also urged warring parties in Sudan to immediately cease violence and engage in negotiations to bring an end to the bloodshed, while advocating for political dialogue and peaceful solutions.
Last but not least, the board commended the Egyptian government's efforts to address the ongoing crisis in Sudan, including the evacuation of Egyptian nationals and the facilitation of foreign evacuations through Egypt.
The National Dialogue was originally proposed by President El-Sisi in April 2022 to develop the country's future political, economic, and social priorities.
Furthermore, the dialogue’s Secretary-General Mahmoud Fawzi confirmed earlier this month that the meetings will begin in May as previously planned.
"The dialogue will consist of sessions held at least three times a week, one day for the political track, one for the economic track, and one for the social track,” Fawzi clarified in an interview with Extra News TV channel in April.