The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) has welcomed President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s call for a comprehensive political dialogue, in line with the state’s efforts to develop its institutions based on justice, equality, freedom, and sound democratic practice.
The Council also praised the reactivation of the presidential pardon committee, which promises that more detainees will be released.
It further stressed that the national human rights strategy raises the ceiling of the rights of the Egyptian citizen and places the state in front of its responsibilities, as it presents, through the axis of civil and political rights, a comprehensive vision that provides the political dialogue proposed by the head of state with real guarantees of success.
It also welcomed the president’s call, starting from 2022, the year of civil society, to launch a platform for dialogue that includes civil society organizations, the Ministry of Solidarity and the National Council for Human Rights to propose legislative amendments to achieve sustainable development goals, and his call for the National Youth Conference to conduct a political dialogue on the priorities of national action that includes all political forces without exception or discrimination. And presenting the results of this dialogue to him personally, with his promise to attend the final stages of it, gives a great deal of importance to the presidential initiative and gives preference to young people in shaping their future.
NCHR valued this step, expressing his full readiness to work with the National Youth Congress administration, parties and civil society forces for the success of the comprehensive political dialogue.
It added that reactivating the presidential pardon committee, expanding its scope of work and restructuring it to ensure the presence of representatives of different currents, confirms that there is a real intention to take serious steps towards closing a file that causes confusion and confusion in Egypt’s foreign image, as well as its negative effects on opportunities for dialogue. politics between the various components of Egyptian society.