Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

24 January 2013

Egypt: President Mursi Welcomes Opposition, Says No Visionary Will Be Harmed

Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi on Thursday said that no visionary of this age will be harmed, adding that he welcomes opposition and constructive criticism.

The president called on all political powers to join the national dialogue and urged them to place women high up on the lists of the parliamentary elections in order to ensure decent representation of women in the coming parliament.

Mursi described the January 2011 uprising as a milestone in Egypt's transition from the era of corruption and tyranny to a new era where there is no room for injustice.

In a statement Mursi gave on occasion of the Prophet's birthday on Thursday evening, Mursi stated that the people of Egypt have achieved and will achieve many of the revolution's objectives.

On Syria, Mursi said the current regime has no place in Syria's future.

Mursi also expressed his rejection of the foreign military intervention in Mali.

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