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Egypt's 'national dialogue' set to finally start next month

Five months after its announcement, the national dialogue between the government and the opposition in Egypt is set to start in the coming weeks.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi waves as he gets out of his hotel in Berlin to leave Germany, after attending the 13th Petersberg Climate Dialogue meeting, July 19, 2022.

CAIRO — Preparations to hold Egypt’s national political dialogue, which President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi proposed in April, is in its final stages after the board of trustees of the national dialogue announced Sept. 11 the selection of the rapporteurs for its three main tracks and the 15 subcommittees to be discussed during the dialogue’s sessions. 

Two prominent members of the board of trustees told Al-Monitor that they expected the official dialogue sessions to be launched at the beginning of October.

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