Egypt to Create Supreme Council for ‎Combating Terrorism & Extremism

26.04.2018 Security
Egypt to Create Supreme Council for ‎Combating Terrorism & Extremism

Egypt to Create Supreme Council for ‎Combating Terrorism & Extremism

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Egypt’s President Abdul Fatah el-Sisi (photo) issued Law No. 25 of 2018 to establish a Supreme Council for ‎Combating Terrorism and Extremism ‎‎(SCCTE), headed by the Egyptian President.

 

“The Council will consist of the Prime ‎Minister, Parliament Speaker, Grand Sheikh ‎of Al-Azhar, Pope of the Coptic Church, ‎Minister of Defense, Minister of Religious Endowments, ‎Minister of Youth and Sports, Minister of ‎Social Solidarity, Minister of Foreign Affairs, ‎Minister of Interior, Minister Justice, Minister ‎of Telecommunications, Minister of ‎Education, and Minister of Higher ‎Education,” according to the law.

 

It ‎will also include the Chief of General ‎Intelligence, Head of the Administrative ‎Control Authority (ADA), and other public ‎figures who can contribute to SCCTE’s ‎strategy.

 

On 02 April 2018, Egypt’s election commission announced that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi has won a second, four-year term with 97 percent of the vote in the late March presidential election, with turnout of 41.5 percent.

 

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