Egypt’s parliament votes in favour of Madbouly’s policy statement

Egypt’s parliament voted on Wednesday in favour of newly appointed Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly’s policy statement, which was delivered before parliament on 3 July, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

The vote came during Wednesday’s plenary session, where parliament speaker Ali Abdel-Aal said that he will be hearing comments by MPs on the cabinet’s programme.

“Your proposals come to benefit citizens and the homeland, and we will study the possibility of implementing them,” Abdel-Aal said.

In July, Madbouly said the five goals set to be achieved by 2030 are national security, improving living standards, continuing economic reform, human development and foreign policy goals.

Madbouly outlined the cabinet’s vision in the programme dubbed “Egypt Takes Off.”

Article 146 of the constitution states that a newly appointed prime minister must deliver a policy statement before parliament, after which MPs should vote on the policy within 30 days of the appointment of the PM.

Source: Ahram Online