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Morsi talks with Sinai leaders

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President Mohamed Morsi hosts a delegation from Sinai to discuss concerns in the volatile region

A sit-in began on Tuesday night in the city of El-Sheikh Zuweid in North Sinai calling on the city’s residents, along with those in Rafah and Central Sinai, to protest for 10 days (Photo by Nasser Azizi)

A sit-in began on Tuesday night in the city of El-Sheikh Zuweid in North Sinai calling on the city’s residents, along with those in Rafah and Central Sinai, to protest for 10 days
(Photo by Nasser Azizi)

President Mohamed Morsi is set to meet with residents of Sinai on Thursday at the presidential palace in Heliopolis.

The delegation visiting the president includes the governor of North Sinai, his deputy, the head of development of North Sinai Major General Sayyed Harhour, and the head of the Association of Investors of North Sinai, according to a statement released by the presidency.

“The purpose of this meeting is to listen to the demands and needs of the people of Sinai, and to discuss all the problems that hinder the implementation of development projects, and to work to overcome them,” said Morsi’s statement ahead of the meeting.

Harhour also met with Morsi on Wednesday and reviewed a number of issues concerning citizens in his governorate including water, sanitary drainage, electricity, roads, and residential groupings. The meeting also included talks about maintaining security in the governorate, which has seen many flareups over the past two years.

Security remains the major concern throughout the Sinai Peninsula, although the president referred to the region as “stable” in a television interview earlier this week.

The presidency pointed out that it was carrying out a series of meetings with representatives from different governorates and cities, including a Nubian delegation.

 


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