Minister of Foreign Affairs interviewed by Al-Nahar
Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy - YOUM7 (Archive)


CAIRO: Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy described President Barack Obama’s speech to the UN General Assembly as “positive” in an interview on Al-Nahar satellite channel on Thursday.

Fahmy said the American president considered the events of June 30 a response to the people’s will and a restoration of the path of the January 25 Revolution.

The foreign minister also asserted the importance of relations between Egypt and Qatar. He pointed out that this relationship is currently characterized by uncertainty and requires efforts from both sides.

“I wish for good relations with Qatar and Turkey, but there are some problems and issues that need to be solved.” he added.

Fahmy said there are several questions about Qatari interference in Egypt’s domestic affairs over the past two years. He added however that he does not have evidence of this interference because he was not a part of the government at the time.

He stated that Egypt seeks to form strong relationships with all countries of the world and emphasized that they are working on developing relations with African countries, especially in terms of trade.

Referring to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam,  the minister  said that there will be an exchange of investments between Egypt and Ethiopia as Egypt seeks to convert the crisis of the dam into an investment opportunity without compromising its rights, “Egypt will not throw away its rights of the Nile’s waters,” he said.

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