25 January 2013

Egypt: Morsy Greets Egyptians On Prophet Muhammad's Birthday Anniversary

President Mohamed Morsy on Thursday 24/01/2013 greeted the Egyptian people on the occasions of the Prophet Muhammad's birthday anniversary and the 2nd anniversary of Jan 25 revolution.

In a speech during a ceremony organized by Awqaf Ministry on the occasion of the Prophet Muhammad's birthday anniversary, Morsy said that the celebration of the prophet birthday's anniversary coincided with a very special occasion for all Egyptians, represented in the second anniversary of the Jan 25 public uprising.

Morsy said that all Egyptians would cherish the anniversary of the glorious Jan 25 revolution, when thousands of protesters took to the streets chanting slogans of freedom and social justice.

He added that the revolution became "a milestone in the Egyptian history and transferred Egypt from tyrannical era to a new era in which there is no room for injustice and tyranny."

He asserted that Egyptians achieved and still will achieve many of the revolution's goals, citing broader freedom, abolition of the state of emergency, and making a new constitution that reduced powers of the president.

He, also, cited the right of establishing parties, newspapers, and civil societies via notification only.

The president pointed out that the celebration of the occasion of the Prophet Muhammad's birthday anniversary came as many Muslims suffer in Myanmar.

He elaborated that he will urge delegations in the coming Islamic summit, slated to be held in Cairo in early February, to discuss the issue of Myanmar, and take the necessary procedures to save their co-religionists.

Morsy shifted to the Syrian situation, saying that he respects Syria's internal affairs, but he cannot but condemn the bloodshed there.

He advised Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to comply with his people's demands, highlighting that there is no room for the current regime in Syria's future.

Morsy also condemned foreign intervention in Mali, asserting that military interventions would not be helpful to solve such problems.

President Morsy said that he would call on the coming African summit, slated to be held in Addis Ababa later this month, to discuss Mali's crisis, and to exert more efforts to foster dialogue in the African country.

About domestic problems, the president asserted that the government is working on easing the burden on the citizen's shoulder and preventing road accidents, noting that such accidents are caused due to the deterioration of the infrastructure over the past decades.

"We are working seriously to solve problems of traffic, garbage, unemployment, and include all citizens under the medical insurance umbrella," he added.

Morsy called on Egyptian businessmen, especially the expatriates, to invest in their country, vowing to work on removing obstacles that could impede them.

The president also vowed fair retaliation for the revolution's deaths, mentioning that the fact-finding committee that he had formed has ended its report last month and was transferred to the prosecutor general to take the necessary action.

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