President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi received on Wednesday a number of heads of delegations participating in the 12th conference of the African Network of National Human Rights Institutions, currently being held in Cairo.
General Intelligence Chief Abbas Kamel and Chairman of the National Council for Human Rights Mohamed Fayek attended the meeting.
Sisi stressed the importance Egypt attaches to the success of the conference, especially in light of Egypt’s keenness to promote human rights and justice for all citizens in the African continent in a manner consistent with the development process, Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Rady said.
Egypt’s presidency of the Network of African National Human Rights Institutions is part of a plan to develop relations with regional and international institutions concerned with human rights, Rady added.
The heads of delegations expressed that they are honored to meet Sisi and praised Egypt’s recent presidency of the Network of African National Human Rights Institutions. The heads expressed hope that that the presidency will contribute to the promotion of human rights and public freedoms in various African countries in light of Egypt’s presidency of the African Union.
During another meeting with Mohamed Yahya Zaky, Chairman of the General Authority for Suez Canal Economic Zone, Sisi instructed the opening of Port Said tunnels officially in November, which will facilitate the movement of goods and trade between the east and west of the Suez Canal cities.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm