Ending poverty on top of Egypt's priorities: Wali

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Tue, 30 Jan 2018 - 01:37 GMT

Social Solidarity Ministry, Ghada Wali - Press Photo

Social Solidarity Ministry, Ghada Wali - Press Photo

CAIRO - 30 January 2018: Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali said on Tuesday that ending poverty comes on top of Egypt's strategy for sustainable development.

According to a released statement by the ministry, she added that since 2014, the government has outlined a program for handling issues of first priority.

The remarks are made by the minister in her speech at the fifty-sixth session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD56) taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 29 January to 7 February .

Recent economic reforms in Egypt are meant to enhance the national economy, she said, adding that these reforms were introduced in coordination with the International Monetary Fund and other international agencies.

The Egyptian government, she explained, has offered a package of social protection measures side by side with the economic reform measures.

On top of the targeted segments of the Egyptian society were women and young people, she added.

The government also expanded building low-cost residential units hitting 800,000 in number, she pointed out, adding that the problem of slums has been addressed by the government.

A comprehensive system for health insurance was also introduced, she added.

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