Egypt’s political digest Nov. 23: Sisi says Egypt supports Syrian national army; Authorities bans anti-torture center director from travel to Tunisia
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi waits for a meeting with U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew at the presidential palace in Cairo, October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Hassan Ammar/Pool

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Sisi: Egypt supports Syrian national army

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said that Egypt’s priority is to support the Syrian national army against the extremist groups, Youm7 reported on Wednesday

“The first our priority is to support the national army; for example in Libya, to control over the Libyan territories, to deal with the extremist elements, and to bring about the required stability. The same thing is for Syria. We support the Syrian army, and also Iraq,” Sisi was quoted as saying in In an interview with Portugal’s T.V. published on Tuesday.

President Sisi added that the national forces of those countries should maintain security and stability, noting that “Syria suffers a deep crisis five years ago and we should respect Syrian people’s will. Political solution is the best resolution for the Syrian crisis.


Egypt bans anti-torture center director from travel to Tunisia

Egyptian authorities at the Cairo International Airport have banned Director of El Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence Aida Seif Al-Dawla from traveling abroad while she was heading to Tunisia on Wednesday, Youm7 reported.

Seif Al-Dawla has found her named was put on the list of travel ban at the airport per a decision from prosecution over investigation into a legal case, officials at the airport said.


4th African-Arab Summit kicks off in Malabo

The Fourth African-Arab Summit kicks off on Wednesday in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, where President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi participates.

Over the participation of  a delegation from Polisario Front, a number of countries including Morocco, Saudi Arabia, United Arab of Emirates withdrew from the summit, according to a statement from the Foreign Ministry of Morocco.


Arab Justice Ministers meet in Arab League Thursday

The Executive Council of the Arab Ministers of Justice continued their meetings on Wednesday to discuss the agenda of the 59th round of the Justice Ministers’ meeting at the Cairo-based Arab League due to be on Thursday, Youm7 reported.

The council members tackled the issues of money laundering, organized crimes, combating human trafficking and Arab agreement of combating terrorism.


Cabinet reviews final draft of new labor law

Egypt’s Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, will hold a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the final draft of the new labor law, Youm7 reported.

A committee from the Ministry of Justice has written the law after taking into consideration the reservations recommended from the Cabinet.

In case that the government approved the bill, it will be referred to the House  of Representatives for consideration.

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