Egypt Press Review: Sept. 28


Saturday, Sept. 28, Min. of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy will give a speech at the 86th session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York. Fahmy will address the political situation in Egypt since the June 30 Revolution and the government’s roadmap for future developments and deadlines.

Youm7 reports that the phone calls former President Mohamed Morsi had with his family were from a landline and not a cell phone, and that such procedures prevent anyone from tracing the source of the call. The devices used by the president are provided by special surveillance programs.


Egyptian National Railways will tentatively restart the Banha-Alexandria line and the Kenna-Aswan line; however, the Alexandria-Cairo and Cairo-Aswan lines will continue to be closed. Maj. Gen. Mounir al-Sayed, the minister of interior’s assistant to the transportation police, said that the Cairo lines will be secure after the installation of metal detectors for weapons and explosives.

Mostafa Higazy, the political and strategic advisor to the president, reported in an interview with CNN that he expects the parliamentary elections will be held at the beginning of next year.
Higazy said of the Muslim Brotherhood that to participate in the new political life, they must codify the group’s position. He said that no group is restricted in Egypt as long as the law does not ban its activities.

Higazy added that former president Morsi is detained in a secure place and that he will not be tried in a military court.

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Al-Masry Al-Youm reports that the Council of Ministries will hold a meeting in the coming days at the Police Academy in the 5th district. This came after members of “terrorist” groups threatened certain ministries and officials. The ministry has provided an alternative meeting space for that council.

Gamal Abdel Nasser’s family is celebrating the 43rd memorial of his death in front of his graveyard at el-Qobba Bridge. Minister of Defense Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, Minister of Manpower Kamal Abu Eita, and writer Mohamed Hassanein Heikal will attend the celebration. A number of Nasserist figures are also attending, including Hamdeen Sabbahi, the founder of the Egyptian Popular Current. Abdel-Hakim Abdel Nasser said that the 43rd memorial of Abdel Nasser follows significant victories in Egypt against terrorism and extremism. Hameed Gabr, the leader of the Egyptian Popular Current, said that a political and an artistic celebration would be held in the Banha cultural mansion that evening.



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