June 4, 2014 By

US, UK welcome Sisi’s election


Warsaw: The United States said on Wednesday it looked forward to working with former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as Egypt’s president but expressed concerns about the “restrictive political environment” in which he was elected.A White House statement reiterated U.S. concerns about limits on freedom of peaceful assembly and expression and pressed the government to ensure such rights were given to all Egyptians.
In an official statement issued on Tuesday, British Foreign Secretary William Hague also congratulated Sisi for becoming Egypt’s new president.
He stated that Britain is looking forward to working with El-Sisi’s government on strengthening the “broad and productive relationship between both our peoples.”

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