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Friday, February 12, 2016

Egypt's President El-Sisi is expected to address the newly elected Parliament

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi
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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is expected to address the newly elected Parliament, the House of Representatives, consisting of 596 MPs, later this week, according to the presidential sources and sources in Parliament.

The President is expected to deliver his keynote speech before the members of the Parliament that recently swore in and in front of the numerous highly respected guests, among them foreign officials and diplomats, representatives of the Arab states' parliaments and religious leaders. According to the newly amended Constitution of 2014 the President of state can address the House of Representatives after it held its inaugural session.

This official speech will be the first address of Egyptian President to the Parliament members to take place on Sunday or on Monday.

Mr. El-Sisi is expected to address numerous important domestic, foreign and regional issues including the current economic situation in the country.

Egyptian Parliament is scheduled to hold its plenary session this Saturday, 13 February, and the MPs will discuss s number of controversial issues and regulations such as draft of the House's new by-laws and code of conduct. The MPs will also review the resignation request submitted by the high profile judge Sirri Siam.

The Parliament Building which is located in Downtown Cairo is under the tight security measures since Tuesday, 9 February, stated the Parliament's Secretary-General Ahmed Saaddin. Presidential Republican Guard has already took control of the building and is responsible for security during the day of presidential speech.

The session of the Parliament when the President will deliver his speech will be attended by many important guests, among them Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail and the members of the Cabinet of Ministers, the foreign guests and diplomats, the representatives of other Parliaments of the Arab states, Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar and Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

Abdel Fattah El-Sisi will address the House of Representatives for the first time since he took office and since the Parliament was elected and swore in.