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‘Our aim is to build a new Egypt’: Al-Sisi UN speech

Al-Sisi seeking to build "civil democratic state"


Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said in a United Nations speech on Wednesday that he aims to build a state that respects “rights and freedoms” and “ensures the coexistence of its citizens without exclusion or discrimination”.

He added that, since his election in June, he has sought to build a “civil democratic state,” by following a national roadmap agreed upon by the military.

This “new” state should “guarantee freedom of speech and religion,” and is to have strong institutions governed by the rule of law, according to Al-Sisi.

Al-Sisi said the Egyptian government has been working towards “growth” and “prosperity” to ensure the foundations of a free-market, “investor-friendly” economy.

Al-Sisi also stated that countries should coordinate and cooperate to confront “extremist forces and the crisis of terrorism facing the region”.

Egypt has been cooperating with Libya’s neighbours on an initiative to end terrorism in Libya, Al-Sisi said. He added that states must not compromise with terrorists in Syria.

The Palestinian issue is to remain a top priority for Egypt, Al-Sisi said, adding that Arab national security is a concern for Egypt’s national security.

In Egypt, security forces have killed over a thousand people since then defence minister, Al-Sisi ousted former president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, according to reports by Human Rights Watch.

Security forces have also detained around 41,000 people over the past year, according to the online database WikiThawra.

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  • Alan Cockayne

    Egypt can never be a “Free Market” Whilever the government and SCAF want to control it. If they were to adapt the Dubai model, then there would be something to be proud of.

  • Nagia Sammakia

    Loved the speech may Egypt continue to be under anyone that cares for her and especially SCAF and ALSISI! God Bless Egypt.

    • bob+++

      THE …GOD…OF THE JEWS AND THE CHRISTIANS SAYS TROUBLES ARE COMING TO EGYPT SAYS WAR IS COMING THE NILE IS GOING TO DRY UP AND ALL THE PEOPLE WILL BE CHASED OUT OF EGYPT FOR 40 YEARS THEY WILL LEAVE NAKED AND BAREFOOT

  • Intellectualist

    The culture of Egypt will be tough to change. It will take patience and hard work. Access to the internet is a crucial tool. The young need to be ensured through social media that they are world citizens and share in a worldwide endeavor. What about a pardon for the science fair kid?

    • Minymina

      The science fair kid got released and traveled to the US for the fair. However, he did not return as it turns out he was lying and an arrest warrant was issued.

      • Intellectualist

        Do you blame him? He should be pardoned so Egypt can keep his brain. Egypt needs brainpower.

        • Minymina

          He committed a crime, got arrested and was released after claiming he was innocent. After going to the US, he never returned due to new evidence proving he was guilty all along. That rat belongs in jail.

  • haha

    Lies, doublespeak, and hypocrisy. A red herring speech, from start to finish. You can shroud your words with “nationalism” and “patriotism”; you talk about a “New Egypt”, but you are nothing different from the tyrants that have come before you.

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