World leaders congratulate Sisi for winning third presidential term

Radwa ElSayed Hani , Monday 18 Dec 2023

World leaders, foreign embassies, local parties, and syndicates congratulated Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi for winning his third presidential term, after the National Elections Authority (NEA) announced his victory in the 2024 elections with 39.7 million votes, representing 89.6 percent of valid votes.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi


The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud sent a cable of congratulations to El-Sisi on the occasion of his re-election.

In turn, the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Mishal Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, congratulated El-Sisi on his victory, wishing the Egyptian President all the best in the continuing development of Egypt.

Other foreign leaders who have offered their congratulations to President El-Sisi include UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said of Oman, the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Chairman of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council, Rashad Muhammad Al-Alimi, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain, and King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan.

In an interview with the Middle East News Agency, Egyptian party leaders congratulated El-Sisi on his win, stressing that his victory affirms the confidence of the Egyptian people in his 'New Republic,' which he outlined upon assuming power in 2014.

Furthermore, Egypt's Coordination Committee of Party Youth Leaders and Politicians extended its sincere congratulations to El-Sisi for winning the elections.

Moreover, the Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, US Ambassador in Egypt Herro Mustafa Garg, Speaker of Egypt's House of Representatives Hanafi Jebali, President of Egypt's Senate Abdel Wahab Abdel-Razeq, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Dr Ahmed El-Tayeb, and Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria congratulated El-Sisi for winning a new presidential term.

In its press conference on Monday, the NEA's head Hazem Badawy said that the elections saw a turnout of 66.8 percent, with 44.7 million citizens voting in the elections at home and abroad, out of 67.3 million eligible voters.

During a televised speech on Monday, President El-Sisi expressed his sincere appreciation and immense gratitude to every Egyptian who participated in the elections, while the state grapples with a multitude of challenges across all levels.

El-Sisi also expressed his joy at the sight of Egyptians' lining up at polling stations, "which demonstrates that the will of the Egyptian people is affirmed with the voice of every Egyptian man and woman," he said.

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