CAIRO: In a meeting with a visiting U.K. Parliament delegation Saturday, Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said the opportunity for national reconciliation in Egypt still exists following the events of June 30, but not for people with “blood on their hands,” in reference to members of the Muslim Brotherhood of ousted former President Mohamed Morsi.
“The president said the MB should determine its choices, clarify what it wants to present to Egypt and stop claiming it has the absolute truth,” said presidential spokesman Ihab Badawy in a statement.
The 16-member delegation consisted of representatives from the U.K. House of Commons and House of Lords, and was chaired by conservative Robert Walter. Sisi told the delegation Egypt will continue its road map by conducting parliamentary elections scheduled for July and in accordance with the 2014 Constitution.
During his meeting with the delegation, Sisi said Egypt will establish freedom and human rights as constitutional principles according to Badawy.
The U.K. delegation is scheduled to hold a press conference regarding the findings of its mission Sunday afternoon