On Thursday, Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned a recent report by UN’s Special Rapporteur on the right to housing.
It said in a statement that the country has “invited the special rapporteur to visit the country from September 24 to October 3 as part of the government’s openness to cooperate with UN human rights bodies and to present the challenges faced by the government in providing suitable housing.
“Egypt was surprised by the special rapporteur’s attempts to fabricate facts and create problems in her meetings from the very start of her visit to Cairo even though the state had provided her with all the assistance needed for her to carry out her duties.”
The Ministry said that the UN rapporteur’s actions upon arriving in Egypt “raised suspicions that she deliberately intended to defame the country.
“These doubts were confirmed after the rapporteur communicated with Qatar’s Al-Jazeera channel – which is known for its blatant support for terrorist organizations – immediately after the report was issued.
“Proved that the report was intentionally malicious and politicized, hiding behind human rights and fundamental freedoms.”
It added: “Deliberately downplayed and concealed the government’s unprecedented achievements in providing adequate housing for citizens and the progressive and bold decisions taken by the government to create a shift in housing policies to ensure decent living standards for citizens without discrimination.”