Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

Egypt: Mursi Tells Syrian Regime to Put People Above Personal Interests

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi told the Syrian regime on Wednesday that it must put the people's interest above its own.

Mursi added in his inauguration speech at the Islamic summit in Cairo that Egypt is keen on ending the Syrian crisis and the bloodshed.

He added in the summit that includes 56 states that the Syrian regime should read history and learn that leaders who put their personal interests above the nation will certainly perish.

"Syria's wound continues to bleed and with it our hearts bleed," Egypt's Islamist president said on Wednesday.

He insisted that he gave orders for Syrian refugees to be treated exactly like Egyptian citizens in terms of receiving healthcare and education.

He thanked neighboring countries for hosting and assisting Syrian refugees in their struggle.

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