Mahmoud Abbas congratulates Egypt's new interim leader

"By the name of the Palestinian people, and its leadership I congratulate the Egyptian leadership in this transitional phase of its history," Abbas said.

Mahmoud Abbas congratulates Egypt's new interim leader

World Bulletin / News Desk

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday congratulated Adly Mansour on taking office as Egypt's interim president following the overthrow of Mohammad Mursi.

"By the name of the Palestinian people, and its leadership I congratulate the Egyptian leadership in this transitional phase of its history," Abbas said, the official PA news site Wafa reported.

"We ask God to help you to take this difficult responsibility at this critical period, to achieve the hopes of the Egyptian people in freedom, dignity and stability," the president added.

Abbas praised the role of Egypt's army and its leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and said they had preserved security in Egypt. He also applauded the Egyptian people for their revolution.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 04 Temmuz 2013, 15:07
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