CAIRO: Newly elected Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said on Sunday that the grand Renaissance Dam currently in construction by Ethiopia in Benshangul State should not be used as a scapegoat to damage a sisterly relationship between Egypt and Ethiopia saying Egypt will not allow any damaging relationship to occur with any other African sisterly country.
Heads of state, ministers and diplomats are arrived in Egypt to take part in the inauguration of president-elect Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Sunday.
El-Sisi also fired a warring shot at Muslim brotherhood who recently plunged the country into chaos:
“Egyptians must differentiate between Islamic scholars who preach “true, moderate Islam” & radical preachers who promote extremism. we cannot allow Egypt to be guided by extreme Islamic views promoted by radicals” – Sisi said
Al-Sisi was announced president last week, after winning 96.9% of valid votes, totalling 23,780,104, beating the other contender, Nasserist politician Hamdeen Sabahy.
The cabinet on Thursday last week announced that Sunday, the day of the inauguration, would be a public holiday.
During the ceremony, the president-elect took the oath-of-office before the Supreme Constitutional Court. His supporters have scheduled a number of celebrations leading up to Sunday to mark the occasion.
Source: Upper Nile Times