Chinese president Xi Jinping arrives in Egypt
Jan 22, 2016 Chinese President Xi Jinping recently arrived in Egypt for a two day visit on his three-state Middle East tour.
President Xi was welcomed in Cairo by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
During the visit, he held a joint news conference with his Egyptian counterpart speaking at the Arab League headquarters as well as in Egypt’s newly elected lower house of parliament.
Xi also visited Egypt’s ancient city of Luxor to attend celebrations marking 60 years of China-Egypt relations.
Elsewhere, Egypt’s newly elected parliament has only 15 days from its first meeting on January to approve hundreds of laws issued by executive decree during the suspension period.
During the period, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pushed through over 200 laws and the newly elected legislature is constitutionally obliged to either approve or reject the laws.
Speaking on this regards, Mahmoud Saad Al Din, Editor in Chief of ‘Parlmany’ magazine said:
“These 300 laws to establish a foundation for economic laws, protest laws, public speech laws, university laws, civil status laws and taxation laws. Therefore we are talking about laws for every sector of society. If parliament do not discuss it, Egypt will hit a brick wall,”
Member of Parliament and the Education Committee, Ahmed Meshneb, said that the laws were carefully studied before approval or disapproval.
“All the laws that will pass will be studied in an excellent manner. I am promising the Egyptian people, as a member of parliament, that we will try by all means to meet any articles in all laws. We have a committee for citizen complaints and recommendations open to citizens, before the parliamentary members even. Any Egyptian citizen has the right to recommend or study a law, modify it and offer it to the parliament,”
He then went on to say that parliament will carefully upholds legal procedures before passing any law.
“Every law specific to a committee gets sent, such as the education committee, is studied for over 48 continuous or separate hours. The law is then accredited and sent to the general secretariat who then adds it to the General session’s agenda which supposedly will debate the law once more. Each law will then be voted on by all 596 members of parliament,”