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Morsi to discuss urgent domestic issues with politicians, security chiefs

Three days into office, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi meets on Monday with governors, security heads and ministers to discuss improvements in security, energy crisis and traffic congestion

Ahram Online , Monday 2 Jul 2012
Mohamed Morsi
File photo: The Muslim Brotherhood's President-elect Mohamed Morsi (C) meets with Egyptian police generals and Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim (4th L) in Cairo (Photo: Mena)
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Newly-elected President Mohamed Morsi is set to meet with a number of Egyptian governors and heads of security Monday at 1:00pm at the presidential palace in the Heliopolis district of Cairo.

Interim Prime Minister Kamal El-Ganzouri is to attend the meeting in addition to a number of caretaker government ministers, such as Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim. They are expected to set the procedures for the transition to the new government, expanding municipalities' authorities, granting more powers to governors and detail how this will be done.

Other issues on agenda include the lax security situation and ensuring citizens' safety; eliminating the abundant garbage problem; addressing the paralysing traffic and solving the recent energy crisis.

In a previous meeting between President Morsi and interim Prime Minister El-Ganzouri, it was agreed that the caretaker government would continue to function until Morsi appoints a new cabinet.

According to Morsi spokesman Yasser Ali, the meeting also tackled a range of pressing matters, including: state subsidies and supply issues, Egypt's access to Nile water, and the need for an accord between the country's primary political players.

The three-hour meeting also touched on the main issues of Morsi's campaign platform, especially those pertaining to security, public health, bread and fuel supplies and longstanding urban planning issues, such as traffic congestion and sanitation.

Security in the country is one of the topics that Morsi vowed to tackle in several of his speeches, asserting that establishing an amicable relationship between the security forces and the citizens will be attempted in the coming period.

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