ElBaradei tweets to Egyptian youth on Eid Al-Adha

Ahram Online, Tuesday 15 Oct 2013

Egypt's future lies in hands of its young people, former interim vice president Mohamed ElBaradei says in Twitter message from Europe

Mohamed ElBaradei
Former Egypt's interim Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei (Photo: Reuters)

Nobel peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei has sent his good wishes to Egyptians on the first day of the Muslim festival of Eid Al-Adha.

"May each one of us live in peace with himself and with others in a nation big enough for everyone," he wrote on Tuesday.

"I'm still convinced that the youth of revolutionary Egypt are its solution and hope, [and that we need] creative thinking and youthful leadership," he added.

ElBaradei, a staunch opponent of deposed president Mohamed Morsi, resigned from his position as interim vice president on 14 August over the violent dispersal of pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo by security forces, which left hundreds of protesters dead, saying he was troubled by the loss of life “particularly as I believe it could have been avoided."

Following his resignation, he left the country for Europe.

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