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El-Sisi to deliver speech at Cairo University on Sunday: Aswat Masryia

El-Sisi to give a public address about his recent trip to the US

Aswat Masryia, Saturday 27 Sep 2014
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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is scheduled to deliver a speech at Cairo University on Sunday, a source from the president’s office told Aswat Masriya.

The source, who preferred to remain anonymous, said that the president's speech will reflect on his visit to the United States last week and his meetings with different world leaders there. El-Sisi will also honour 20 students from 20 different public universities nationwide.

The Republican Guards have been securing the vicinity of Cairo University since Friday, the source said. He added that all university students and staff have been given Sunday off. Make-up exams due to begin on Sunday have also been postponed.

El-Sisi embarked on a trip to the US last Sunday, his first since he was elected president in June. He addressed the UN General Assembly's 69th session on Wednesday, delivering a speech as Egypt's representative.

El-Sisi also met with US President Barack Obama, when both presidents discussed ongoing regional crises.

Egypt's relations with the US have been tense since the ouster of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 by the military amid nationwide protests calling for him to step down. 

The US announced a temporary halt to part of its 1.3 billion-dollar military aid to Egypt last October pending "credible progress toward an inclusive, democratically elected civilian government through free and fair elections."

El-Sisi was inaugurated as president in June after securing a landslide victory in the presidential elections, beating sole competitor Hamdeen Sabahi.

In January, the US Congress passed a bill resuming the aid in installments and under certain conditions.

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28-09-2014 05:04am
They need Jobs, first and foremost!
Good idea! But telling them what happened in NY, it is not what they care to hear! They want to hear 3 things from the President: (1) how he can cut Youth unemployment from 25% to 15% in 5 years. (2) When can they afford to buy a house and support a family, (3) they are 100% free to express any views, peacefully. Then the President may get all their support.
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