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Sisi: Egypt is keen to uphold the social and economic rights of citizens

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi celebrated Human Rights Day, and wrote on his official page on the social networking site Facebook: “The international community celebrates the Human Rights Day, which aims to preserve the dignity of every person and his right to a dignified life in which he enjoys his rights in their comprehensive concept.”

“This is what Egypt is keen to achieve by upholding the social, living, economic and service rights of citizens, which is reflected in the national strategy for human rights, which I was pleased to launch and follow up on its activation, which is a practical path to enhance the great Egyptian people’s enjoyment of their rights,” Sisi added on Friday.

He continued: “This is in complementarity with Egypt’s national development path, which consolidates the principles of establishing the new republic, in response to the aspirations of current and future generations, and in support of the efforts of the state, which is striving to change its reality and build a better future in a highly turbulent and challenging regional environment,” he said.

Sisi witnessed in September the launch of the National Human Rights Strategy in Egypt 2021-2026 from the New Administrative Capital.

Sisi said that the Egyptian vision of human rights is based on several principles, the most prominent of which being that all rights and freedoms are interrelated and complementary, and there is a close link between democracy and human rights while achieving a balance between rights and duties.

The strategy includes the main axes of the comprehensive concept of human rights in the Egypt, in integration with Egypt’s national development path, which consolidates the principles of establishing the new republic and achieves the goals of Egypt’s Vision 2030.

The strategy aims to further promote and respect all civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights, and to consolidate state efforts in supporting the rights of women, children, youth, the elderly, disabled and all segments of society.


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