President El-Sisi meets representatives of African State Councils, Supreme Administrative Courts
Tuesday، 17 May 2022 - 08:16 PM
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Tuesday 17/5/2022 received the presidents and representatives of the African State Councils and Supreme Administrative Courts, who are in Egypt to participate in the establishment of the Union of State Councils and African Supreme Courts, coinciding with celebrating the State Council’s Diamond Jubilee, marking 75 years since its establishment, with the participation of Counselor Omar Marwan, Minister of justice, and Counselor Mohamed Hossam El Din, Chairman of the State Council.
The Spokesman for the Presidency said that the President welcomed the presidents of the African courts, confirming Egypt's keenness to support the establishment of the Union of State Councils and African Supreme Administrative Courts in order to fulfil the legitimate aspirations of the African peoples to protect their capabilities , rights and freedoms, as well as to spread awareness and legal culture and exchange expertise and knowledge, especially in the field of administrative law among the peoples of the African continent, and in order to promote joint African action.
The President confirmed that the Egyptian State has always been keen to support the independence of the judiciary, including the administrative judiciary, and to strengthen its role and position, out of its conviction that justice is a fundamental pillar of society and a guarantee for security and peace.
Therefore, the Egyptian constitution has been keen to affirm this independence and worked to protect the judiciary and prohibit interference in its affairs.
This is in addition to upholding the rule of law and reinforcing the values of right, equality and fairness, pointing out that the administrative judiciary ensures rights and freedoms and guarantees justice in the behavior of the administration, which the Egyptian State Council has been keen to achieve from day once since its establishment in 1946 to date.
The minister of justice stressed the importance of establishing the Union of State Councils and African Supreme Courts to strengthen cooperation and exchange expertise in the areas of administrative justice among African countries, as well as encourage legal research and studies pertinent to administrative justice.
This is in addition to contributing to spreading the legal culture in African communities.
Counselor Mohamed Hossam El Din, Chairman of the State Council, explained that the establishment of this legal entity enhances benefiting from the Egyptian tools of influence , in terms of institutions and humans, in advancing relations with African countries, represented by the State Council- the fourth oldest state council in the world and a global center of excellence in the areas of administrative justice and legislative and supervisory fatwa that goes with the administrative decision.
The Spokesman added that the participants expressed their honor to meet the President, lauding the vital role of establishing the Union of State Councils and African Supreme Courts as an important coordinating mechanism to build a single legal structure in Africa, particularly by organizing and developing cooperation between the administrative judiciary in African countries.
This reflects Egypt’s unwavering stance, led by the President, towards Africa as a focal point for maximizing the system of collective action among its countries.
The participants engaged in an open dialogue with the President, tackling the most important issues on the African arena, mainly combating terrorism in the continent as a basic necessity given that terrorism threatens stability in any country.
There was agreement that the current stage requires the African judiciary to play an influential role in activating coordination among African countries to build a unified and homogeneous legislative environment, and thus contribute to the advancement of the role of African states and communities in addressing global challenges facing the process of formulating a common future for the Continent.