25 February 2013

Egypt: President Morsi Invites Political Powers Into National Dialogue

President Mohamed Morsi invited political powers for a national dialogue on Monday 25/2/2013 to discuss guarantees for the parliamentary elections.

This came during a television interview on Sunday 24/2/2013 with TV host Amr al-Leithy.

He also underlined that relations between Muslims and Copts are based on amity and citizenship.

President Morsi said that the minimum of the income tax exemption increased from LE 9,000 to LE 12,000 per year to benefit 2.5 million families at a cost of LE 3 billion.

He added that 68 slums will be developed at a cost of LE 600 million.

President Morsi asserted that he will strongly support the Armed Forces to continue their key role in protecting the nation.

Morsi said the intelligence service is a national agency, which is faithfully playing its role in securing Egypt at the internal and external levels.

The President said he will visit Port Said soon, adding that he has ordered to mandate judges to investigate the killings that recently occurred in the governorates of Port Said and Suez.

President Morsi asserted that the government is working on restoring Port Said as a free zone.

"Although protests and sits-in are legal but they have a harmful impact on the country's economy," he explained.

President Morsi also said that he will fight the counter-revolution which seeks to reinstall the former regime.

He thanked Egyptian expatriates who expressed their love to Egypt via increasing their remittances to Egypt during the past period.

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