After Meeting With FJP Leaders, Deputy PM: Gov't Bound by Referendum Results
|Sunday, June 26,2011 23:30|
Blaming the adversarial relationship between the press and politicians which succeeded in alienating most citizens, Dr.Yehya al-Gamal denied there was any tension between himself and the Muslim Brotherhood.
During an amicable meeting where the vice PM visited the MB, al-Gamal congratulated the group on the formation of its new Freedom and Justice Party (FJP). He stressed that Egypt’s wellbeing was a priority for all Egyptians with disregard to ideological and religious differences. He welcomed a coalition which he cited was necessary.
With this objective in mind, he stated that a united national party is necessary for the success of democracy in Egypt. During the meeting he asserted that the government was bound by the referendum which took place in early March and any disregard to this would be illegitimate.
FJP leader Dr. Essam el-Erian agreed with al-Gamal, describing the meeting as a successful attempt to understand and respect differing opinions and points of views.
In a statement to Ikhwanweb, al-Gamal asserted that his visit indicated there were no hard feelings between himself and the group and that he hoped any ill feelings would be abandoned and that Egypt’s progress would take precedence over all else.
A delegation including Dr. Ali el Selmy from the Wafd Party attended the meeting where MB and FJP leader, Dr. Saad el Katatny also took part.