Daily News Egypt

National Defence Council convenes - Daily News Egypt

Advertising Area




Advertising Area




National Defence Council convenes

Security and government officials meet for the second time in less than a week to discuss domestic security


Egyptian supporters of the deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi (back) clash with riot police in Cairo early on July 27, 2013.  (AFP Photo)
Egyptian supporters of the deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi (back) clash with riot police in Cairo early on July 27, 2013.
(AFP Photo)

The National Defence Council met on Saturday night to discuss ongoing domestic security issues.

The council, headed by interim President Adly Mansour, was also attended by Vice President for International Relations Mohamed ElBaradei, Prime Miniser Hazem El-Beblawi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Abdul Fatah Al-Sisi, Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim, Minister of Justice Adel Abdel Hamid, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy, and Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Sobhy Sedky.

The meeting followed bloody confrontations on Saturday morning in which 72 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi were killed.

The National Defence Council earlier met on Wednesday to discuss threats to national security and to “assert the state’s obligation towards guaranteeing the rights and freedoms of its citizens.”

The day after the meeting, Mansour, El-Beblawi, Al-Sisi, and Ibrahim attended a graduation ceremony at the Police Academy on Sunday, in which Ibrahim delivered a speech saying the police would continue working on security issues with cooperation of the armed forces.

https://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2013/07/28/national-defence-council-convenes/
Breaking News

No current breaking news

Receive our daily newsletter
Subscribe