Parliamentarian committee recommends foreign ministry to prepare comparative study on human rights in Egypt



Mon, 15 Mar 2021 - 01:50 GMT


Mon, 15 Mar 2021 - 01:50 GMT

FILE – Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry

FILE – Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry

CAIRO – 15 March 2021: The Parliamentarian Committee for Human Rights recommended the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sunday to prepare a comparative study showcasing the achievements that have been accomplished by the Egyptian state over the past six years against human rights status 20 years ago, and then, submit it to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).


That was during a meeting between the committee and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry as indicated in a statement by the former.


The minister thanked the committee for the invitation admitting its key role in articulating legislations that secure human rights on the economic, social, and cultural levels. Shokry also lauded the diplomatic role of the parliament.


The chief of Egyptian diplomacy highlighted that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs make all necessary efforts to defend the rights of Egyptian citizens abroad, which is an integral part of the executive authority's care to human rights.


The minister stipulated that the National Council for Human Rights has always been an effective tool in following up on the government's role in preserving human rights.


The dialogue between the minister and committee tackled the fact that the recently-established Permanent Supreme Committee for Human Rights is setting an integrated strategy with realistic and long-term goals in all fields.  


Speaking of reports that criticize human rights status in Egypt, Minister Shokry pointed out that international organizations get misled as they rely on data provided by other organizations that lack integrity. Such dishonesty is embodied in using misinformation, and unofficial sources with the aim of tarnishing the image of the Egyptian state.


"It is certain that whoever looks for defaults in any state, they are going to find them because no state in the world has achieved perfection in the field of human rights. All these organizations always search for defaults - in order to find a pretext to meddle in the country's internal affairs – overlooking what has been achieved with regard to human rights," the statements reads.


Shokry said that the ministry always deals with such challenges in an objective calm way. "We always assert cooperation with our partner states and exchange of experience," the minister underlined.    



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