Egypt’s President Abdul Fatah el-Sisi (photo) issued Law No. 25 of 2018 to establish a Supreme Council for Combating Terrorism and Extremism (SCCTE), headed by the Egyptian President.
“The Council will consist of the Prime Minister, Parliament Speaker, Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, Pope of the Coptic Church, Minister of Defense, Minister of Religious Endowments, Minister of Youth and Sports, Minister of Social Solidarity, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Interior, Minister Justice, Minister of Telecommunications, Minister of Education, and Minister of Higher Education,” according to the law.
It will also include the Chief of General Intelligence, Head of the Administrative Control Authority (ADA), and other public figures who can contribute to SCCTE’s strategy.
On 02 April 2018, Egypt’s election commission announced that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi has won a second, four-year term with 97 percent of the vote in the late March presidential election, with turnout of 41.5 percent.