Egypt: Foreign Ministry Denies Asking Embassies Abroad to Defend Constitutional Declaration

The Foreign Ministry Spokesman expressed on Sunday 25/11/2012 surprise at press reports that the ministry has asked its embassies abroad to defend the constitutional declaration released lately.

"I'm amazed at the way the ministry's messages to emabssies abroad were interpreted by some websites though its content was limited to the statement made by the cabinet lately," Amr Roshdi said.

The Foreign Ministry is a national institution owned by all Egyptians and it does not take any sides or stand in favor of a certain political current, Roshdi said, stressing that the ministry's sole role is to defend the country's national interests that are unchangeable no matter how the political regime changes.

He said "informing our embassies abroad of official statements is a routine procedure the ministry does all the time to update Egyptian missions on the latest developments at home," Roshdi said.

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