Egypt's National Dialogue postpones Sunday political axis sessions to next week



Sun, 04 Jun 2023 - 11:10 GMT


Sun, 04 Jun 2023 - 11:10 GMT

CAIRO – 4 June 2023: General Coordinator of the National Dialogue Diaa Rashwan announced the postponement of Sunday sessions pertaining to the political axis to May 11 because of the damages caused by bad weather to the convention venue.


Yet, the sessions pertinent to the economic and social axes will take place as scheduled on May 6 and May 8, respectively.


The political axis sessions are planned to discuss promoting civil work, Freedom of Information Act, and number of seats of lawmakers in each of the parliament’s two chambers.


As for those of the economic axis, they will tackle public investment priorities and state ownership Policy, as well as agriculture and food security. With regard to the social axis, discussions will be on the empowerment of women and youth.


The National Dialogue posted on its Facebook page Monday some figures on the sessions held in May, and that amounted to 24 discussing 14 topics.


Those consisted of 800 sub-topics and were attended by 2,060 participants and eight foreign diplomats. They were also covered by 200 local and foreign press and TV reporters.


The 14 issues were overpopulation, pre-university education, shrinkage of the industrial sector, investment climate, municipal councils bill, political parties, financial custody of minors, national identity, boosting investment in the tourism sector, social protection programs, creating a tourism map, cooperatives' challenges, electoral system, and eliminating all forms of discrimination.  


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



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