Egyptian President issues law establishing Supreme Council for ‎Combating Terrorism and Extremism

Wed 25-04-2018 01:31 AM

CAIRO, 24th April, 2018 (WAM) — Egypt’s President Abdul Fatah el-Sisi today 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 Defence, 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.

WAM/Hatem Mohamed


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