France, Saudi Arabia agree on supporting Sisi's roadmap

“We have agreed on giving the roadmap in Egypt a chance to fulfill security and early elections,” al-Faisal said after meeting with France’s President Francois Hollande.

France, Saudi Arabia agree on supporting Sisi's roadmap

World Bulletin / News Desk

Saudi Arabia and France have agreed on giving Sisi’s roadmap a “chance,” Al Arabiya reported the Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal as saying Sunday.

“We have agreed on giving the roadmap in Egypt a chance to fulfill security and early elections,” al-Faisal said after meeting with France’s President Francois Hollande.

After ousting Egypt’s Morsi on July 3, the country’s army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced the roadmap which includes temporary suspension of the constitution, early presidential elections and a review of proposed amendments to the constitution by experts and a wide-range of Egyptians.

Faisal said ousting Morsi’s government was a popular demand.

“It is not a small matter when 30 million Egyptians take to the streets to ask their [former] government to conduct early elections and restore security. Security was threatened even during the time of the former [Morsi] regime,” he said.

"The roadmap is the only possible mean for a breakthrough for the current crisis in Egypt," Hollande was quoted by French media as saying.

He called for giving the roadmap a chance to restore order and organize elections as soon as possible.

Hollande voiced grave concern over the increasing violence in Egypt that killed hundreds of people and wounded thousands others. "If the freedom of demonstration is to be respected then security must be respected too," he added.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 19 Ağustos 2013, 12:36
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