19 February 2013

Egypt: Presidency Reaffirms Confidence in Defense Minister

The Presidency reaffirmed confidence in Defense Minister Abdel Fatah el-Sisi and its appreciation for Armed Forces.

In a statement released on Monday 18/2/2013, the Presidency denied all reports attributed to "unknown military sources" over intentions to sack Sisi.

The Presidency reiterates confidence and appreciation for the role played by Sisi, the statement read, noting that the defense minister enjoys the confidence of President Mohamed Morsi and all Egyptians.

The Presidency reaffirms its appreciation for the Armed Forces represented in the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and all officers, non-commissioned officers and soldiers of the army, the statement added.

The statement called on all media outlets to seek accuracy in dealing with issues related Egypt's national security.

In the same context, The Armed Forces have dismissed rumors on sacking the Minister of Defense and Military Production General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

The Military Spokesman Colonel Ahmed Mohamed Ali dismissed reports attributed to an official military source saying these reports are untrue.

On his Facebook account, The Spokesman said the Armed Forces do not pay attention to these rumors and are aware of the risks facing Egypt, and respect the right of citizen to know facts. He called on all quarters to be more accurate and to preserve Egyptian national security.

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