World Bulletin / News Desk
The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political arm of Egypt's embattled Muslim Brotherhood, has turned down an invitation from the governor of Suez to attend a meeting with other political parties to discuss issues currently affecting the canal province.
"I invited the FJP to the meeting as it is one of the country's licensed political parties," Suez Governor Al-Arabi al-Sorowi told Anadolu Agency on Thursday.
The FJP, which was headed by deposed leader Mohamed Morsi before the latter's election as president last year, refuses to attend meetings with government officials to protest Morsi's July 3 ouster by the military – a move the party describes as a "military coup."
The government, for its part, accuses the Brotherhood and its political arm of "inciting violence" against army and police personnel.Last Mod: 24 Ekim 2013, 13:41