Participants in the National Dialogue’s Family and Community Cohesion Committee said they seek to enact a new law or amend the current personal status law or develop policies to address the problems facing the Egyptian family, noting that the marital relationship should be based on respect, love and affection to preserve the family’s cohesion.
They made the remarks during a session held by the committee on Thursday to discuss the post-divorce problems: (obedience, alimony and the right of toil and endeavor).
The National Dialogue holds its sessions on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, with each day is allocated to discussing one of the dialogue’s three tracks.
The dialogue was launched at the behest of President El Sisi, during the annual Egyptian Family Iftar banquet on 26 April, who stressed that all intellectuals, syndicates and political forces were invited to participate in the dialogue.
The political track includes five subcommittees in a number of areas, namely the exercise of political rights and parliamentary representation, municipalities, human rights and public freedoms, political parties, civil society and syndicates.
The social track includes six subcommittees in areas such as education and scientific research, health, housing, social cohesion, culture and national identity, and youth.
The economic track is composed of committees responsible for discussing the issues of inflation and high prices, public debt, budget deficit and financial reform, public investments priorities and state ownership policy, private investment (both domestic and foreign), industry, agriculture and food security, social justice and, finally, tourism.