Egypt's national dialogue resumes Wednesday with economic tracks

Ahram Online , Tuesday 2 Aug 2022

The board of trustees of the National Political Dialogue (NPD) will resume its meetings on Wednesday to focus on the economic tracks, the chairman of the Press Syndicate and coordinator of the NPD Diaa Rashwan announced on Tuesday.

Diaa Rashwan
File Photo: Head of Journalists Syndicate and Coordinator of Egypt s National Dialogue Diaa Rashwan speaks during the dialogue s board of trustees second meeting taken on Tuesday 19 July, 2022.


According to Rashwan, the meeting will be held at the National Training Academy at 12 pm on Wednesday in October city.

He added that the board of trustees was expected to finish its discussion on the economic track and the sub-committee.

The board will finish the final wording of article No.18 of the bylaws regulating the board of trustees as well as committees and subcommittees.

On Saturday, the board of trustees finished discussing the dialogue’s social track establishing subcommittees for the track’s main issues to be discussed.

Saturday’s meeting was the third meeting for the NDP’s board of trustees after its formation.

In its first meeting on 5 July, the board set the bylaws as well as the dialogue's 25-article code of conduct and ethics.

During the second meeting on 19 July, three sub-committees under the political track were formed. The sub-committees are the local councils committee, the human rights and public liberties committee, and the party and electoral system and parliamentary institutions committee. 

El-Sisi called for the national dialogue and reactivated the Presidential Pardon Committee on 26 April during the annual Egyptian Family Iftar banquet.

The president has urged all political forces to participate, however, he stressed that the terrorist-designated Muslim Brotherhood group is not invited.

In the previous statements of Rashwan, it was revealed that the Egyptian president promised to attend the final stages of the dialogue since he seeks to listen to all opinions and has the authority to submit drafts to the legislative bodies as per the constitution.

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