Egypt will pay the annual contributions of the least developed countries to the Organization for the Development of Women: Sissi – Politics – Egypt

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi during his meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli and President of the National Council of Women (NCW) Maya Morsy on Monday, June 7, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Porte’s Facebook page Egyptian presidential word

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi told the government on Monday that Egypt bears the cost of the annual contributions of the 22 least developed countries to the Organization for the Development of Women, whether they are members or are about to join the ‘organization.

Sisi made the remarks during her meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli and National Council of Women (NCW) President Maya Morsy.

During the meeting, Morsy reviewed preparations for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) 8th Ministerial Conference on Women, which will be hosted by Egypt’s new administrative council from July 5-8, said President Bassam Rady’s spokesperson.

The conference is expected to see Egypt assume the presidency of the conference for the next two years, the spokesperson added.

President Sisi gave orders for a good preparation for the OIC Ministerial Conference, which he said will further consolidate Egypt’s role in the field of women’s empowerment and represent the culmination of efforts of the State to enact national legislation that supports gender equality and guarantees the empowerment of women in various Sectors of State, dominated by the Cabinet and the House of Representatives.

In this regard, the President highlighted recent decisions to allow women to be appointed to the Council of State and the Public Prosecutor’s Office for the first time in modern Egyptian history.

The head of NCW reviewed the developments related to the hosting by Egypt of the permanent headquarters of the Organization for the Development of Women, noting that it would be the first OIC affiliated organization to be hosted by Egypt.

She also highlighted Egypt’s efforts to encourage other OIC Member States to endorse the Statute of the Women’s Development Organization, which entered into force in July 2020.

On this point, President Sisi gave directives for the allocation of a separate integrated building to serve as the headquarters of the Organization for the Development of Women, ordering that the building be well furnished and provided with all the necessary services.

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Mara R. Wilmoth