New round of National Dialogue sessions kicks off on Sunday

Ahram Online , Thursday 31 Aug 2023

A new round of meetings for specialized committees of the National Dialogue in Egypt is set to kick off next week from Sunday, 3 September to Thursday, 7 September.

Diaa Rashwan
File Photo: General Coordinator of the National Dialogue Diaa Rashwan. Al-Ahram


Nearly two weeks have passed since the dialogue's board of trustees completed and delivered to President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi the recommendations of the first phase.

The sixth week after the conversation meetings began will see the start of a new round, which will be held under the theme "The Common Ground Among All."

The Political Parties Committee of the dialogue will have two meetings on Sunday to discuss the suggestions relating to the political parties law, party alliances, and the function of the parties committee, according to a statement issued by the dialogue's board on Thursday.

The Human Rights and Public Liberties Committee will talk about ways to promote and support freedom of thought and speech that same day.

Additionally, the Inflation and Prices Committee will convene two sessions on Tuesday to analyze the causes of the price increases and solutions to lighten the burden on the general public.

On Tuesday, the Public Debt and Budget Deficit Committee will meet to discuss potential solutions for lowering the national debt. The short- and long-term outlook for Egypt's industries will also be discussed by the Industry Committee.

On Thursday, the Culture and National Identity Committee will talk about the cultural industries, and the Youth Committee will look at ways to help young people get involved in politics and assist clubs and student unions.

President El-Sisi had reaffirmed 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.

In a statement on mid-August, the General Coordinator of The National Dialogue Diaa Rashwan explained that 13 out of 19 committees under the dialogue have finalized specific proposals for legislative reforms after five weeks of meetings.

The recommendations covered several issues related to political, economic and social files.

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