Dr. Moustafa El-Feki, Director of Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) inaugurated on Wednesday the “Egypt Tomorrow: A Model of The New Republic” forum, which discusses the different aspects of the new republic in Egypt and its ruling philosophy.
The event was attended by Major General Mohamed Al-Sharif, Governor of Alexandria, as well as a galaxy of public figures, academics, and specialists concerned with development issues and their problems.
El-Feki said that Egypt is preparing for a real construction process in its various institutions, stressing that the BA is a key partner in this process. He also stressed that the library stands behind any renaissance and development thought.’
Moreover, BA Director pointed out that Egypt was subjected to intellectual ‘desertification’ and mental erosion due to the factors of history, geography, and the role of Egypt in the region, stressing that it is time to think about restoring this role.
In addition, he emphasized that the new republic has two aspects, the first is institutional and the second is philosophical.
“The institutional aspect aims at supporting institutions to carry out their responsibilities in the way that we all aspire to. As for the philosophical one, writers, thinkers, and poets work on it to form the mental component that leads the locomotive towards development and progress.” he continued.
El-Feki stressed the association of the new republic with the idea of social transformation, underlining the need to get rid of an outdated system of values and traditions and to move towards a new scientific developmental thinking.
On his part, Al-Sharif reviewed the aspects of construction and development in Egypt, stressing that the stages of development, reconstruction, building, as well as the new axes, and factories confirms that we are witnessing a new era.
In addition, Dr. Mai Mogib, Supervisor of the BA Center for Strategic Studies said that the forum highlights the BA’s keenness on effective educational participation within the framework of the comprehensive renaissance project that Egypt is witnessing nowadays.
She also stressed that the state had managed in the last seven years to win the biggest battles in its modern history; the state dealt with instability, chaos, and terrorism, and was able to restore security and stability.
Moreover, Mogib pointed out that President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi announced, at the beginning of his rule, the priority of establishing a new state.
He also stressed during the “Decent Life” conference that state-building is an extended process and that development does not include infrastructure only, but a new thought for a strong state with well-established institutions and a clear vision for the future.
Contributed by Nada Mustafa