Fahmy reacts to Obama’s UN speech
Egypt's minister of foreign affairs Nabil Fahmy - YOUM7 (Archive)

By Youm7 Staff

CAIRO: Egypt’s Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy expressed on Thursday reservations over U.S. President Barak Obama’s comments on Egypt during his speech before the U.N. General Assembly’s meeting on Tuesday.

Obama said that the U.S.  “will continue support in areas like education that directly benefit the Egyptian people, but we have not proceeded with the delivery of certain military systems. And our support will depend upon Egypt’s progress in pursuing a more democratic path.”

In an interview with Sky News Arabia, Fahmy said “the U.N is not the suitable place to talk about the aid.” He added that American- Egyptian relations cannot be reduced to the issue of aid.

He continued that Egypt will deal with the U.S. according to Egyptian interests, adding that his government will not take decisions dependent on foreign evaluations of the domestic situation.

On Tuesday, Fahmy expressed a different point of view regarding Obama’s speech. According to Fahmy, “Obama’s remarks were positive, and reflected an objective perspective of the situation in Egypt.”

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