Egyptian president-elect Mohamed Morsi on Thursday met with the editors-in-chief of state-owned, partisan and private newspapers.
"We're all owners of this country, so no one is to ask me for assurances," Morsi said at the meeting, in response to attendees' demands for reassurances that they would continue to enjoy freedom of expression under his presidency.
Morsi also called on Egypt's political forces to open a new page of cooperation, calling on everyone present to refrain from name-calling, baseless accusations, and passing judgment on others based on their social or political affiliations.
At the same meeting, Morsi said that no foreign reporters would be attending his oath-taking ceremony on Saturday, stressing that the ceremony should be attended exclusively by Egyptians.
On Wednesday, Morsi held meetings with various political figures.