Damietta Governorate received a delegation from the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), headed by Ambassador Moshira Khattab, President of NCHR, to hold a symposium entitled "Implementation of the National Strategy for Human Rights" in cooperation with the Human Rights Unit in the governorate. The delegation of NCHR was received by Dr. Manal Awad, Governor of Damietta, Major General Mohamed Hammam, Secretary General of the Governorate, members of the House of Representatives, parliaments, and heads of the executive agencies in the governorate.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Governor of Damietta welcomed Ambassador Khattab and the delegation of NCHR, who expressed her appreciation for the efforts made by NCHR under her leadership to promote the march of human rights, stressing her aspiration to achieve more cooperation to support this file within the framework of the governorate's interest in working on implementing the National Strategy for Human Rights.
For her part, the President of NCHR expressed her appreciation for the efforts of the Governor of Damietta in all fields and her great support for the human rights file, also praising what the governorate achieved under her leadership, which contributed to its obtaining the UNESCO Prize for Learning Cities for the year 2021. She added that Dr. Manal Awad is one of the first pioneers in the field of Learning Cities.
Khattab also affirmed NCHR support for the Human Rights unit in the governorate by providing the necessary training on how to deal with Human Rights issues, citizens and complaints, explaining that human rights worldwide face many multiple and accelerating challenges. She added that NCHR always seeks to develop ways to spread and promote a culture of Human Rights in society to create an atmosphere based on respect for these rights and to establish social justice, a culture of peace and acceptance of the other.
Khattab also stressed that President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi's vision on Human Rights is the first of its kind in Egypt, adding that this vision includes developing the state's policies and directions in the Human Rights file through the National Human Rights Strategy, which is a unique initiative. She also noted that President Sisi's vision is based on the fact that respect for civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights is closely linked to efforts to promote and protect Human Rights and Egypt's 2030 sustainable development strategy.
Ambassador Moushira Khattab was keen to hold a dialogue meeting with young men and women to open the door for discussion on human rights and the national strategy.
At the end of the symposium, Khattab and Awad honored members of the human rights unit in the governorate, in appreciation of their efforts in the field of Human Rights.