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Egypt warns against politicising Gamal Khashoggi case: Presidency

Marina Barsoum, Tuesday 16 Oct 2018
Bassam Rady
File Photo: Egypt's Presidency Spokesperson Bassam Rady (Photo: Courtesy of Spokesperson Facebook Page)
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Egypt's presidency spokesperson Bassam Rady said on Tuesday in an televised interview with Russia Today that Egypt warns against politicising the case of missing journalist Gamal Khashoggi.

"The case has critical dimensions and has received wide and international attention, and the Egyptian position in this case has been made very clear through the Egyptian foreign ministry's statement [issued on Sunday], which said that Egypt supports Saudi Arabia in its stance, and warns against exploiting the case in a political way, based on unsubstantiated talk."

"There must be an in-depth, comprehensive and transparent investigations that reveal the truth, but jumping to conclusions and using the case in a political way based on unsubstantiated talk is something Egypt rejects, and we support the way the Kingdom is handling the issue," Rady said. 

The RT interview with the Egyptian presidency spokesperson, which covered Egypt’s views on various local, regional and international issues, comes on the sidelines of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s three day official visit to Russia.
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