Egypt’s National Dialogue to discuss draft law to establish supreme national education council Wednesday



Sat, 27 May 2023 - 08:07 GMT


Sat, 27 May 2023 - 08:07 GMT

CAIRO – 27 May 2023: Egypt’s National Dialogue will hold an exceptional session on Wednesday to discuss a draft law to establish a supreme national council for education and training.

The dialogue will hold the session as per President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s directives, the National Dialogue said in a statement today, noting that the draft law was referred to the dialogue from the Cabinet.

The session will start at 12 PM in the Cairo International Convention Center in Nasr City.

What the National Dialogue does

The Egyptian National Dialogue kicked off early in May to bring together political forces, civil society, youth, unions and other segments of the society to discuss key national issues.

It took the dialogue a year of preparations to kick off in order to discuss priority topics on the political, economic and social tracks to reach a common ground among different participants representing the society.

Over the past two weeks, the dialogue held eight sessions for each track to discuss four topics. Recommendations issued after the sessions are set to be sent to President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

So far, the political track has called for establishing a non-discrimination commission to the dialogue’s Committee on Human Rights and Freedoms and discussed issues, including the parliament’s electoral system and eliminating political parties’ hurdles.

The political track also addressed the necessity to hold municipal elections soon after more than a decade of absence.

The economic track discussed social protection amid soaring inflation, the formulation of a unified and clear industrial policy and the exploration of solutions to investment challenges.

The social track explored guardianship and national identity and called for a framework to control overpopulation.

The National Dialogue was called by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in April last year to include “all political forces without discrimination”.



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