Khaled Dawoud stresses importance of National Dialogue, hopes for more releases of prisoners



Wed, 03 May 2023 - 10:17 GMT


Wed, 03 May 2023 - 10:17 GMT

CAIRO – 3 May 2023: Politician and Journalist Khaled Dawoud stressed on Wednesday the importance of the National Dialogue at that stage, saying that preparations have been taking place for nearly a year until reaching this far in discussions.

He added that number of prisoners have been released already; however, ‘we are still hoping for the releasing of more prisoners, especially those who have been in pretrial detainees’

He added that more important issues are yet to be discussed including the election law.

“We are here to express ourselves and our opinion to the Egyptian society, and we have ideas and stances that we are willing to express.” Dawoud said.

Egypt’s General Coordinator of the National Dialogue Diaa Rashwan delivered the speech of veteran politician Hamdeen Sabahi, founder of the Dignity Party at the national dialogue inaugural session on Wednesday.

“Before I deliver Hamdeen’s message, I must acknowledge his great and very distinguished role from the first moment President Abdel Fattah al Sisi shook hands with him at the Egyptian family's iftar, Ramadan 2022, and following President Sisi's call for national dialogue.” Rashwan said

Rashwan added: "Since this moment, Sabahi, and his colleagues in the civil movement and its parties made a great effort for the success of the dialogue, however; yesterday he suffered a great tragedy with the death of his older sister."

In his short message, Sabahy wished the national dialogue all success setting foundations that can help developing and supporting all efforts that aim for the benefit and interest of the country.

 “Given the emergency situation of the passing of my older sister, which I used to consider as my second mother, it prevented me from attending the opening session.” Sabahy said.

He added: “We wish the national dialogue all success in achieving what we aspire to, dream and seek for our country.”




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