Egypt: Parliament Agrees Draft of New Law to Launch Anti-Terrorism Council

Published April 3rd, 2018 - 04:13 GMT
Egypt’s parliament has approved the articles of a new law to establish Supreme Council for Combating Terrorism. (AFP/ File Photo)
Egypt’s parliament has approved the articles of a new law to establish Supreme Council for Combating Terrorism. (AFP/ File Photo)

Egypt’s parliament has approved the articles of a new law to establish the Supreme Council for Combating Terrorism.

The preliminary approval of all 20 articles of the new law modifies a presidential decree which first regulated the council, Egyptian newspapers said.

It will replace the National Council to combat terrorism and extremism suggested by President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi in 2017. The council will set a strategy to mass all state institutions to eradicate both external and internal terrorism without messing with freedom rights.

Parliament speaker Ali Abdel-Aal ‎announced that the final vote on the law ‎will be postponed until a later meeting.

“As ‎we lack two-thirds of MPs as required by ‎the constitution, I decide to postpone the ‎final vote to a later date,” said Abdel-Aal as quoted by Ahram Online. 

The council’s main location will be in Cairo, and its head will have to call for meeting every two months.


This article has been adapted from its original source.


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