World Bulletin / News Desk
Chairperson of the Foreign Relations Committee at the Egyptian Parliament, Dr. Feda Fahmi Mohammed has said that a group acting as Israel's fifth wing in the Egyptian army was eliminated during the operations in Sinai.
In an exclusive interview with the Anadolu Agency (AA) on Monday, Dr. Mohammed said that "the people in Sinai were subject to great violations of human rights during the tenure of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak."
"Today, we seek for ways to solve the problems in Sinai. First of all, security measures were taken against all threats that would hurt the national unity. Later on, problems that were ignored by the army and security forces in the region have been tackled with. Moreover, a group acting as Israel's fifth wing in the Egyptian army was eliminated," Dr. Mohammed noted.
"Egypt is pursuing a balanced foreign policy and supporting investments within the country," Dr. Mohammed stated.
"Muhammed Mursi, unlike his predecessors, did not begin his trips overseas with the United States. He visited Saudi Arabia first and later went to Ethiopia, China and European countries," Dr. Mohammed indicated.
"The Egyptian economy was not (negatively) affected by the attacks in Sinai or by an anti-Islam film that was full of insults on Holy Prophet Muhammad," Dr. Mohammed stressed.
"As we talk about the Egyptian economy, many of our investors currently hold talks in the United States, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Germany and European countries," Dr. Mohammed stated.
"It is impossible to talk about the existence of a country which is not supported by foreign powers. Egyptian opposition groups criticizing Egypt's request for loans from the IMF should know that the funds were requested for the structuring of Egypt. We are working hard so Egypt stands on its own feet. We have many new projects waiting to be implemented," Dr. Mohammed noted.
"Turkey made great economic progress after the Justice and Development (AK) Party came to power. We want tob benefit Turkey's economic experiences," Dr. Mohammed also said.