Egypt's National Dialogue thanks Sisi for new social protection measures

Ahram Online , Wednesday 7 Feb 2024

The National Dialogue's Board of Trustees expressed Wednesday their deep appreciation for President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and highly valued his decisions regarding the urgent social measures to support citizens amid the current economic circumstances.

Diaa Rashwan
The National Dialogue s General Coordinator Diaa Rashwan


In a statement, Diaa Rashwan, General Coordinator of Egypt's National Dialogue, said the Board of Trustees considered these decisions a prominent and crucial milestone preceding the upcoming National Dialogue sessions about the current economic issues.

Earlier on Wednesday, President El-Sisi directed the government to implement social measures to alleviate the cost of living pressures on citizens, including raising minimum wages for all government workers and raising pensions starting in March

The Board of Trustees stressed that it fully supports the widespread demand for these decisions among Egyptians, adding that these decisions should be accompanied by quick, decisive, and transparent legal actions and measures by the government to ensure market control and prevent any manipulation or exploitation, the statement read.

Earlier this month, President El-Sisi called for a second round of sessions of the National Dialogue to be held to discuss the current economic situation.

The participants in these sessions will be expected to introduce initiatives to support citizens economically and socially amid the current challenges and build a robust and independent Egyptian economy.

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