National Dialogue to announce proposals submitted to President Sisi

Ahram Online , Thursday 17 Aug 2023

The National Dialogue Board of Trustees will release a statement detailing the proposals submitted to President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to make them accessible to Egyptians, General Coordinator of the Dialogue Diaa Rashwan said on Wednesday.

 Diaa Rashwan
General Coordinator of the Dialogue Diaa Rashwan speaking on Wednesday s meeting of the Dialogues s Board of Trustees. Photo courtesy of the National Dialogue s official Facebook page


The Dialogue's Board of Trustees concluded its session on Wednesday, having submitted the approved recommendations and suggestions to President El-Sisi after receiving them from the committees, Rashwan added.

El-Sisi expressed on social media earlier on Wednesday his commitment to implementing the National Dialogue’s proposals within the scope of his legal and constitutional powers or referring them to the relevant state authorities, including parliament if legislation is required.

Rashwan said the recommendations and suggestions submitted to the president encompass the subjects discussed and resolved during dialogue sessions.

Dialogue sessions will continue, he added.

"The sessions will address the subjects that have not yet been discussed, thereby generating more recommendations and suggestions," he said.

The new outcomes will be presented to the president as well, Rashwan said.

The dialogue's agenda will encompass various topics, including challenges encountered by professional unions, revisions to pretrial detention laws, concerns related to inflation and rising prices, matters concerning higher education, the legislation governing political parties, and the empowerment of youth in the political sphere, he noted.

It will also include punitive measures encroaching upon freedom in cases involving publishing and creativity, as well as the advancement and domestication of Egypt's pharmaceutical industry, he clarified.

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