Egypt FM: Tunisian president’s comments contradict facts
al-Moncef al-Marzouki
By AMIRA ABD EL SALAM & MOHAMED EL-MANDARAWY

UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK and CAIRO: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed resentment over the call by Tunisian President al-Moncef al-Marzouki during his speech on Thursday in front of the U.N. General Assembly in New York for releasing “political prisoners” in Egypt.

The ministry issued a statement on Friday saying that what the Tunisian president mentioned during his speech about Egypt contradicts the facts. It added that such statements reflect the defiance of the will of millions of Egyptians that participated in the June 30 uprising calling for the establishment of a modern state.

 

The ministry further stated that “we hope that the Tunisians could repeat what happened in Egypt to prevent people imposing a specific model contradicting with the nature of the tolerant Tunisian society.”

 

The Tunisian president demanded Egyptian authorities release deposed President Mohamed Morsi and what he described as “Islamist prisoners” during his speech before the U.N. General Assembly. He also called for easing the restrictions on Gaza Strip, according to Shorouk newspaper.

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