Egypt’s PM Sharaf postpones his public speech to Thursday

Ahram Online, Tuesday 21 Jun 2011

Egypt’s Prime Minister Essam Sharaf was supposed to mark his 100 days in office with a speech, but spoke at the nanotechnology conference instead

Essam Sharaf
Egypt’s interim Prime Minister Essam Sharaf

Egypt’s interim Prime Minister Essam Sharaf decided to postpone until Thursday the speech he was slated to give today.
Sharaf, who has been Egypt’s premier for 100 days, was supposed to address the nation on television, listing the achievements of his government as well as their plans.

Instead, Sharaf took part in the Nanotechnology’s second forum on Tuesday, during which he said countries that rely on significant scientific research have the potential to increase their respective GDPs.

He also said Egypt must allocate more funds for scientific research in order to achieve prosperity.

“It has to be a matter of public opinion,” he said. “Egypt boasts the ability to compete [as an industrialised country], in terms of geographic location, good weather and human resources.”

A number of public figures participated in the forum, including Egyptian scientist Mostafa El-Sayed and well-known journalist Ahmed El-Moslimani.

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