The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has activated a working group to explain its version of current events in Egypt to the world.
The ministry has also recalled some ambassadors as a reaction to the withdrawal of some ambassadors from Cairo.
Members of the working group are expected to be dispatched before the end of August to capitals worldwide to communicate “the true picture of what is happening in Egypt, especially vicious attacks carried out by armed groups to terrorise citizens and the attacks on churches, houses of worship and cultural centres.”
The group includes “representatives of civil society and human rights organisations, a number of writers, intellectuals and leaders of thought.”
The delegations will work with the ministry to review and explain the recent acts of violence in Egypt to the outside world including what the ministry describes as “attacks by armed terrorist groups.” The statement added: “These delegations will be provided with filmed material to confirm these acts.”
Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy met the ambassadors of the five countries that are permanently represented in the United Nations Security Council. The council condemned the violence in Egypt and called for “maximum restraint” on the part of security forces.
Fahmy condemned the international community’s silence on events in Egypt, adding that the silence “encourages these terrorist groups to continue violence and murder.”
The ministry also recalled a number of ambassadors from ambassadors from Maritius and Ecuador after these countries recalled their ambassadors from Egypt. Fahmy also delayed the appointment of an ambassador to Venezuela after the South American country recalled its ambassador from Cairo.
The foreign ministries of Great Britain, France, Spain and Germany summoned Egyptian ambassadors following the violent dispersal of the Anti-Coup Alliance sit-ins in Rabaa Al-Adaweya and Al-Nahda Square and the resulting violence on Wednesday.