Al-Sisi vows to present a state­ment of ac­count in Jan­uary

THE PRES­I­DENT PRAISED THE ROLE OF THE ARMED FORCES IN CON­FRONTING TER­ROR­ISM

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“I will present a state­ment of ac­count in Jan­uary and Fe­bru­ary about Egypt un­der my rule,” Pres­i­dent Ab­del Fat­tahAl-Sisi said dur­ing his meet­ing with ed­i­tors-in-chief of state-owned news­pa­pers, on Tues­day.

Al-Sisi said that pro­tec­tion­ist mea­sures were taken for the ben­e­fit of the mid­dle class and the low-in­come fam­i­lies,and the govern­ment will du­pli­cate the sub­sidy and free tax­ing.

The pres­i­dent ex­pressed his re­jec­tion of the phrase “ev­ery­thing is ok” and said, how­ever, that ci­ti­zens may com­plain of the cost­li­ness, but they know that the re­spon­si­bil­ity re­quires ex­ert­ing more ef­forts.

He called upon Egyp­tians to de­pend on the cheap prod­ucts of greenhouses, and he ex­pressed his trust in the Prime Min­is­ter, Sherif Is­mail, who Al-Sisi de­scribed as able to lead the govern­ment ef­fec­tively de­spite the prob­lems, and that he [Al-Sisi] fol­lows up on the min­is­ter’s work daily.

Al-Sisi ex­plained that he will hold a con­fer­ence by the end of June to an­nounce the re­sults of his ef­forts for restor­ing the lands of the na­tion.Also, he pointed out that the emer­gency law will be ap­plied firmly to face those who stole the lands.

Al-Sisi de­fended his de­ci­sion of float­ing the lo­cal cur­rency and de­scribed the de­ci­sion as in­evitable.The pres­i­dent said that the stage of es­tab­lish­ing the state will take four years, and a new city will be es­tab­lished in Al-Alameen to be a summer base for the govern­ment.

Re­gard­ing ef­forts to counter ter­ror­ism, the pres­i­dent praised the role of the armed forces in this re­gard.

“Ci­ti­zens will won­der soon when we pass this phase,” Al-Sisi added. He also said that the new projects cost EGP 200 bil­lion an­nu­ally, and a third of this cost goes to cover wages of al­most three mil­lion work­ers.

The meet­ing tack­led a wide ar­ray of on­go­ing po­lit­i­cal, so­cial, and eco­nomic is­sues.

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