Abou El Enein: Combating Corruption Enabled Egypt Build New Republic

Mohamed Abou El Enein, Deputy Speaker of the Egyptian Parliament and Honorary President of Euro-Mediterranean Parliament, headed a discussion session on ways to fight money laundering and asset recovery.

This came on the sidelines of the 9th session of the Conference of States Parties (CoSP) to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).

Also, Giovanni Salvi, Attorney General, and Gennaro Migliore, President of the Assembly Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM), joined the session.

“Egypt developed a national strategy to combat corruption after the June 30 revolution,” Abou El Enein said. “The administrative control was able to achieve 60% of the goals of the national strategy 2019-2022 in just two years.”

In the same vein, Abou El Enein affirmed that Egypt has achieved a milestone in combating corruption by setting legislation that supports the efforts of the state in confronting the scourge of corruption.

“Since he took office, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has stressed that no one is above the law, no matter what, and there is no permission or red lines for any official, regardless of their position,” Abou El Enein added.

He also stated that combating corruption was one of Egypt’s economic reforms which enabled the state to build the “New Republic” where there is no place for corruption.

 “The parliament issued more than 20 legislations in just 6 years to confront and fight corruption,” the deputy parliament speaker highlighted. “These legislations made Egypt live in an era of transparency.”

Abou El Enein also noted that if it had not been for the serious steps taken by Egypt to combat the scourge of corruption, he would not have chaired the conference for two years.

During the session, he hailed Minister Hassan Abdel Shafi, chairman of Administrative Control Authority (ACA) as well as its loyal men, the guards of the country, who work hard to preserve the homeland’s capabilities and gains.

Moreover, he expressed immense happiness to head the 9th session of the conference, held in Sharm El-Sheikh that hosted the most important global anti-corruption events.

Around153 countries and 3000 experts representing countries and international and regional organizations, in addition to the participation of 5 presidents, 26 ministers, and 63 heads of anti-corruption bodies participated in the conference.