United States Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson said on Sunday that “for Egypt to complete its transition to a free democratic nation, it needs much more”.
Speaking at the Rotary Club of Alexandria Mariout, Ambassador Patterson outlined the steps Egypt needs to take to become a democratic nation. This included strengthening civil society, political structures, and the economy.
Patterson called for the creation of a new NGO law that “clarifies the role of civil society” and establishes a “process by which these organisations can register themselves and protects their rights”. (Daily News Egypt)