26 June 2012

Egypt: International Welcome for Mosri's Victory

Photo: Al Jazeera
Egypt's first elected President Mohamed Mursi, middle, address the media (file photo).

The world received with great interest the announcement of Dr. Mohamed Morsi as Egypt's President. Many of the world leaders made congratulations to President-elect and to the Egyptian people.

US President Barack Obama has congratulated by phone President-elect Mohamed Morsi for winning Egypt's presidential election.

Obama said that the United States will continue to support Egypt's transition to democracy and stand by the Egyptian people as they fulfill the promise of their revolution.

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton congratulated Egypt's president-elect Mohamed Morsi on the new post.

Ashton said she hopes Egypt's relations with the EU group would improve further.

British Prime Minister David Cameron congratulated Mohamed Morsi on winning Egypt's presidential elections.

Saudi Monarch Abdullah bin Abdel-Aziz sent a congratulatory cable to Egyptian President-elect Dr. Mohamed Morsi. In the cable, the Saudi king congratulated the Egyptian people for electing Morsi as president, saying the Saudi people do appreciate the Egyptians' choice. King Abdullah also wished Egypt stability and prosperity.

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a congratulatory cable to Mohamed Morsi on winning Egypt's presidential elections.

Meanwhile, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said his country was keen to establish good ties with the new president of Egypt as soon as the results were announced.

Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi congratulated Dr. Mohamed Morsi for winning Egypt's presidential election, the first to be held after the January 25 Revolution.

President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz has welcomed the democratic process in Egypt, which led to the election of Mohamed Morsi as the president.

Japan welcomed the election of the Mohamed Morsi as Egypt's new president following the fall of former President Hosni Mubarak's government.

Head of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) Botros Botros Ghali has congratulated Mohamed Morsi on winning the first Egyptian presidential election after January 25 revolution.

Arab Parliament Speaker Ali Salem al-Deqbasi sent a cable of congratulations to Egypt's president-elect Mohamed Morsi on his victory in the presidential race.

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