18 December 2012

Egypt: Morsi Calls to End Bloodshed in Syria

President Mohamed Morsi stressed on Monday 17/12/2012 the importance of efforts by all the parties concerned to stop bloodshed in Syria and to preserve Syria's territorial integrity.

This came during the president's meeting with Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr who briefed the president on the outcome of his visits to both Tunisia and Morocco.

Presidential Spokesman Yasser Ali said that President Morsi reviewed with Amr the Egyptian efforts to achieve the Palestinian reconciliation adding the Foreign Minister briefed the president on the progress of the referendum by the Egyptian expatriates on the constitution.

The presidency strongly denounced attacks on the headquarters of political parties and state institutions, said Ali.

"This kind of attacks is totally unacceptable," said Ali, affirming that the law will be applied strictly against all violators.

Meanwhile, President Mohamed Morsi met with Deputy Minister of Defense Major General Mohamed el-Assar in the presidential palace in Heliopolis.

The meeting reflects the president's keenness on checking over security procedures during the second stage of the constitutional referendum, set to be held on Saturday, Ali said.

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