Egypt’s interim Prime Minister Essam Sharaf met with heads of the North and South Sinai tribes in Moussa Coast Village today Saturday.
The meeting was held to discuss the Sinai Bedouin tribes’ complaints and demands, and also to suggest solutions for their problems.
A number of governmental officials and dignitaries attended the event, including Minister of Interior Mansour Al-Essawi and Minister of State for Military Production Sayed Moshaal.
Commander of the Second Field Army General Sobhi Sedki kicked off the event with a speech, during which he stressed the importance of Sinai’s tribes as integral part of the community.
“These men have proven that they can contribute to protecting this nation, and we do not forget their role in all the wars we got into, the last of which was the October War [against Israel in 1973]. All love and respect for them,” he said.
Boosting Sinai's financial status and revamping its infrastructure were brought into discussion, among other issues.