The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) received the delegation of the Evangelical Commission headed by Rev. Dr. Andre Zaki, with the participation of a group of the Commission’s partners from the United States of America and Europe, in the presence of Ambassador Mahmoud Karem, Vice-President of NCHR, Ambassador Fahmy Fayed, Secretary-General of the NCHR, and a number of members of the NCHR, Mr. George Ishak, and Mr. Essam Shiha Dr. Noha Bakr, Professor Abdel-Gawad Ahmed, Dr. Ghada Hammam, Dr. Hoda Ragheb, Dr. Ayman Zuhri, Dr. Wafaa Benjamin, Ms. Samira Luka
The President of the NCHR praised the role played by the Evangelical Commission in many economic, social and cultural fields, and stressed that Egypt is experiencing unprecedented opportunities in the field of Human Rights in light of the high-level political will to spread and strengthen Human Rightsand to to move forward. NCHR works to implement what was stated in the National Human Rights Strategy through cooperation and coordination with all concerned parties and civil society organizations, as the NCHR is an independent body that has a classification (A), which is the highest classification of National Human Rights Institutions.
And Dr. Andrei expressed his pride in the role of NCHR as an independent national institution working to promote Human Rights headed by Ambassador Moushira Khattab, one of the national leaders known for her competence and professionalism in her career. He added that Egypt is making an important change in it, and that Egypt in 2013 chose life because we are a tolerant and loving people. And that there are new spaces for unprecedented religious freedoms in Egypt, and that there is a new law for building churches, and we have the Evangelical Endowments Authority, and that there are several decisions that support the values of coexistence and citizenship.