Head of the Press Syndicate Diaa Rashwan — who is also the General Coordinator of the National Dialogue — denied allegations that the dialogue had ended.
In a televised interview, Rashwan that these allegations are baseless, noting that the dialogue is not a platform for issuing statements and exchanging words of praise or even criticism.
He also said that the National Dialogue is much more important than that, pointing to attempts by some to distort the initiative and its success.
Furthermore, he pointed out that the National Dialogue is being taken very seriously, stressing that there are constants related to dialogue, the first of which is that it includes all segments of Egyptian society.
He added that there is no single legitimate party of the country’s 84 official parties that did not participate in the dialogue or did not want to participate.
He also stated that all partisan alliances reflect the positions of the government in Egypt, regardless of whether they are supporters or part of the opposition.
Over the past period, Rashwan held discussions with various public figures in Egypt who presented important cases in politics and public work to engage in the National Dialogue.
He also pointed out that new groups are joining the National Dialogue every day, and that it is the right of anyone to participate in it.
Furthermore, he announced that the Board of Trustees of the dialogue concluded its discussions and formed 15 sub-committees spread across three axes.
Three subcommittees were allocated to matters of politics, with the first sub-committee dealing with political rights, parliamentary representation, and political parties.
The second sub-committee covers localities, which have been from Egypt since the 2008 elections.
The third sub-committee handles human rights and freedoms of work, and it will discuss human rights in Egypt in light of the provisions of the constitution and the national strategy for human rights and public freedoms stipulated in it.