Egypt Today interviewed Sunday the Human Rights Lawyer and the member of the National Dialogue Board of Trustees, Negad el-Borai, who told us about the latest developments for the preparation for the first national dialogue between political powers in Egypt, the status of human rights and COP27.
The Board of Trustees of the National Dialogue will continue to develop its agendas per the workplans submitted by the economic, political, and social committees, according to a Monday statement.
In remarks during his TV program on ETC TV, Rashwan said such rumors are spread by terrorist groups, those who used violence against the state, and those who do not recognize the country’s constitution.
Thousands of locals in Beheira governorate, the Delta, attended a public meeting on Wednesday as part of the National Dialogue.
The procedures of releasing 70 persons from pretrial detention are currently taking place according to Member of the Presidential Pardon Committee Tarek El Khouly, Tuesday.
It was agreed that the issues related to three axes of dialogue (Political, economic, and social) would be brought up for discussion weekly as each axe would be discussed once a week, the statement added.
He noted that there are voices outsides the country trying to criticize it and turning blind eyes to other positives in society.
The presidential committee overseeing the file of pardoned inmates is working to reintegrate released prisoners into society by creating jobs for them.
In remarks during his TV program “Masr Jadida” on ETC, Rashwan said the prosecution’s decisions encourage further parties of different orientations to conduct the dialogue.
Two more committees were announced for youth and tourism. The Board of Trustees also agreed to choose Prof. Hossam Badrawi as a consultant for the national dialogue for Egypt’s Vision 2030.
The Saturday session will also discuss proposals submitted by some council members to re-divide some of the committees.
Twelve rapporteurs for the National Dialogue were selected Monday by the initiatives board of trustees.
The National Dialogue part carried out among university students kicked off Monday under the auspices of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
Egyptian political science professor and director of the Carnegie Middle East Program Amr Hamzawy said that any party that engaged previously in violence and known not to accept the otherers has no place in the national dialogue.
Also, the code of conduct and ethics for the national dialogue was also issued, Rashwan said after the first meeting of the board of trustees of the dialogue in National Training Academy (NTA) headquarters.
The National Dialogue kicked off Tuesday on live T.V., setting guidelines for the conversation and the expected outcomes.
The board of trusties of the National Dialogue is holding its first meeting Tuesday, and it will be followed by a press conference where the schedule of the National Dialogue sessions will be announced.
“The Egyptian Army will remain underpinning of the state at all times […] Egypt was heading towards a route of a point of no return,” he added.
Rashwan added that the dialogue aims to present ideas for discussion and to get out of it with the best ones for reform.
Rashwan, head of the Journalists Syndicate, revealed in his program ‘Masr Jadida’ on ETC TV channel some names of those invited by the dialogue’s administration to join the dialogue and those who already accepted invitations.