Egypt has not known a national dialogue since 1952.. Sisi has no party
Emphasizing the importance of the national dialogue called for by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi last April, the General Coordinator of the National Dialogue, Diaa Rashwan, stated that Egypt has not witnessed a national dialogue since 1952, and that the previous dialogues carried specific goals, while the current national dialogue aims to agree on National action priorities.
Rashwan also emphasized that the current national dialogue is characterized by the fact that it does not represent any socialist party or union, which represents a fundamental difference from previous dialogues.
Rashwan called on all Egyptians to participate in this open dialogue, where everyone can contribute to building the future of Egypt.
The national dialogue comes within the framework of the Egyptian government’s efforts to achieve development and stability in the country, promote democracy and human rights, develop civil society, and combat extremism and terrorism. The dialogue includes all segments of Egyptian society, including political parties, non-governmental organizations, religious and academic institutions, youth, women, and workers in the private sector.
The priorities of the national dialogue include improving public services, providing job opportunities and improving economic conditions, developing education and health, promoting social justice and improving the quality of life for citizens.
It is expected that the national dialogue will result in the formation of working committees to work on implementing the recommendations and suggestions that are presented during the dialogue. A final report will also be prepared based on the results of the dialogue, which will be presented to President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to take the necessary measures to achieve the set goals.
Although the National Dialogue is still in its early stages, it is considered an important step towards strengthening democracy and transparency in Egypt. The dialogue revolves around a number of important issues, including strengthening rights and freedoms, improving the economy and creating new job opportunities, improving public services, and improving health and education.
The dialogue was attended by a wide range of participants from all parts of Egyptian society, including youth, women, workers, farmers, Copts, Muslims, political parties and NGOs. It is expected that the dialogue will continue for several months, and that recommendations and suggestions will be issued to the government and civil society.
However, there are some concerns regarding the government’s seriousness in listening to the opinions and proposals of the participants in the dialogue, and the extent to which the government responds to the recommendations of the dialogue. However, conducting a national dialogue without pre-determined goals is an important step in promoting transparency and democracy in Egypt, and we hope that this dialogue will improve the social and economic situation in the country.