19 February 2013

Egypt: Presidency: Relieving Adviser Alameldin for Personal Reasons Not Party Affiliation

Relieving of Dr. Khaled Alameldin from his post as adviser to the President for Environmental Affairs came upon information according to which the Presidency deemed it impossible for him to remain in office. This was meant to preserve the status of the Presidency, a Presidential statement said on Tuesday 19/2/2013.

The statement reads:

Regarding what was raised about relieving Dr. Khaled Alameldin from his post as adviser to the President for Environmental Affairs:

1- The Presidency emphasizes that relieving Dr. Alameldin from his post as adviser was on Sunday February 17, 2013.

2- The Presidency stresses that all advisers have the right to resign in accordance with their own evaluation of the national interests (it has happened that some former advisers have resigned and that was highly respected by the Presidency).

Meanwhile, relieving any adviser is a decision taken by the Presidency in accordance with its evaluation of the national interests and has nothing to do with any investigations or accusations the Presidency avoids to engage in (We hope the Presidency's decisions are nationally respected).

3- The Presidency stresses that relieving Dr. Alameldin came upon information according to which it was deemed impossible for him to remain in office. It was also meant to preserve the status of the Presidency.

4- The Presidency stresses that relieving Dr. Alameldin is connected with his personality and not in any way with his party affiliation.

5- Finally, the Presidency reiterates its full respect for all parties and their role in enriching the Egyptian political life, especially Al-Nour Party, as a national faction which has an active political presence.

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