Egypt: International Consensus in Support of Road Map - Spokesman

There is an international consensus on supporting Egypt's road map for democracy and fulfilling the aspirations of the Egyptian people, said Foreign Ministry Spokesman Badr Abdel-Atti.

The world now has been more understanding of the real situation in Egypt, the spokesman said during a meeting with reporters on Thursday.

The world welcomes the return of Egypt to its regional and international standing, he said, adding that the void left by Egypt's absence in the region has never been filled by any other country.

Egypt is already back and has a heard voice in all issues, including the Palestinian and Syrian causes, the nuclear non-proliferation issue, dialogue among civilizations and climate change, Abdel-Atti said.

The Foreign Ministry is awaiting a call for the referendum on the constitution to be made to organize the vote for Egyptian expatriates, he said. The referendum will be held for Egyptians abroad before it takes place in the country.

Speaking about Ethiopia's dam, he said a meeting will take place on Sunday between the water resources ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to discuss the repercussions of the controversial dam's construction.

As for Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy's current visit of India, he said he met with his Indian counterpart Salman Khurshid and representatives of the Indian private sector to probe pumping more investments into the Egyptian market.

The two ministers agreed that Egypt will receive a delegation from the Indian Foreign Ministry to crystallize a political vision for a strategic dialogue between the two countries, he said.

Fahmy will also visit China and South Korea during his Asian tour as an actual interpretation of Egypt's policy of diversifying alternatives and options, he added.

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