President Abdel Fattah El Sisi held a meeting with a number of Egyptian women at Ettahadiya Presidential Palace, eastern Cairo, on the occasion of celebrating the Egyptian Mother’s Day.
Sisi touched on various issues that Egyptian nationals have been keen on recently, most notably the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Here are the most significant issues that Sisi said during his speech in the meeting with a group of Egyptian women.
- Increase the annual periodic bonus of pensions to be 14% as of next fiscal year.
- Include the pensions’ five bonuses of basic wages.
- Extension of the moratorium on the law on agricultural clays for a period of two years. Support the Egyptian Stock Exchange with 20 billion pounds from the Central Bank.
- I thank all the doctors. You are fighting a major war.
- We don’t hide anything about the new coronavirus.
- I do not want you to be afraid, but I want to tell the Egyptians that they have to stay at home for more 14 days so that the country will not suffer a lot of losses. It’s an important period.
- We should not forget that skepticism has been part of our enemy’s strategy for 80 years and not only since the emergence of the crisis. Our enemy has doubted us forever. We deal with transparency and let us sit two weeks with more commitment, responsibility and discipline. When I said that we have allocated 100 billion pounds to the crisis, they casted doubts on our intension.
- We hope to get out of the crisis with minimal damage. The damage is not economic, but it includes lives too.
- Oh Egyptians, help us. We must stick to more commitment and discipline for more two weeks so that the spread of the coronavirus will be curbed. We are 100 million populations and therefore we have to take more care of ourselves.
- I say to the Egyptians: Don’t stockpile goods, and we have no problem with any food.