PM hails Sisi's speech at Visegrad summit, stresses "Decent Life" at heart of human rights

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Wed, 13 Oct 2021 - 12:35 GMT

A cabinet meeting

A cabinet meeting

CAIRO - 13 October 2021: Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli hailed the speech delivered by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi at the summit of Egypt and Visegrad Group - which comprises Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia.


The premier noted that the president's speech focused on human rights and the great efforts exerted by Egypt to secure a decent life for citizens, especially the mega projects accomplished under the Presidential Initiative Decent Life which aims at improving the living conditions of about 60 million people living in the countryside.

The premier stressed that the initiative lies at the heart of human rights.

Madbouli made the remarks during a cabinet meeting to discuss a number of important files.

Madbouli also lauded the president's assurance of Egypt's keenness on localizing the vaccine industry to meet the needs not only of Egypt, but also to export to African countries.

The premier also hailed the president's call - during the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15) - on world countries to exert strenuous efforts to unite in the face of major challenges, especially in view of rapid deterioration of biodiversity over the past years which further escalated during the COVID-19 crisis.

The premier noted that the elements of the Decent Life Presidential Initiative were reviewed with a number of development partners and representatives for the UN agencies.

He underscored that the initiative is the 21st century project, noting that the initiative was formulated in accordance with the national strategy for sustainable development and the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The premier also referred to the inspection tour upon which he embarked in Luxor on Tuesday, noting that the state is offering all needed potentials to hold a grand celebration to promote for Luxor governorate, especially in view of finalizing the Kebbash Road project.

The “Haya Karima” project seeks to unify the efforts of all the state’s institutions in cooperation with the civil society, the private sector companies and the development partners inside and outside Egypt in the sustainable development field.

The project also aims, through eliminating multi-dimensional poverty, to alleviate the burden shouldered by the citizens, especially the neediest families in the targeted villages and centers totaling 4,658 villages with total investments estimated at LE 700 billion.

This contributes to improving the life of more than half of the Egyptian population through setting an integrated developmental roadmap which its goals and axes are consistent with the sustainable development goals of the United Nations.

This comes through securing a comprehensive array of services and that include decent housing, health, education, culture, infrastructure, clean environment and productive communities to ensure sustainable development in the targeted villages and centers.

The project’s goals are advancing the economic, social and environmental levels of the neediest families in poor villages, empowering them to obtain all primary services, security job opportunities for these communities and maximizing their production capabilities in a way that ensures a decent life for them.

The project also aims at organizing the efforts of the civil society, enhancing the cooperation between civil society and all state institutions and encouraging local communities to participate in building human capabilities and boosting the value of the homeland.

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