National Dialogue board of trustees to set procedural rules for sub-committees Saturday

Ahram Online , Saturday 17 Sep 2022

In a statement on Friday, Diaa Rashwan, the general coordinator of the dialogue, said that the dialogue's board of trustees will convene on Saturday to set the procedural rules for discussions in sub-committees.

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File Photo: Diaa Rashwan speaks at a meeting of the National Dialogue


The meeting will be an opportunity to exchange views between the board and general rapporteurs and assistant general rapporteurs of subcommittees on issues pertaining to the dialogue's political, economic and social tracks, Rashwan added.

It will also set tasks for all committees' rapporteurs, he said.

The board will issue a statement to local and international press and media on the outcomes of the meeting today in the interest transparency with the public, Rashwan added.

In early September, the 19-member board of trustees completed the selection of rapporteurs and assistant rapporteurs for the subcommittees of its three main discussion tracks - political, economic, social - as the board continues preparations for the start in its earnest of the dialogue that was called by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi last April.

The political track includes five subcommittees: the exercise of political rights and the parliamentary representation; municipalities; human rights and public freedoms; political parties; and civil society and syndicates.

The economic track includes eight subcommittees: inflation and high prices; public debt, budget deficit and financial reform; public investments priorities and state ownership policy; private investment (domestic and foreign); industry; agriculture and food security; social Justice; and tourism.

The social track includes six subcommittees: education and scientific research; health; housing; family and social cohesion; culture and national identity; and youth.

The 50 participants in the national dialogue's three main tracks and subcommittees include opposition figures, human rights lawyers, parliamentarians, former ministers, academics, and experts.

In previous statements, Rashwan explained that policy recommendations reached by subcommittees will be sent to the board of trustees that will then forward to the president for consideration.

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