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Egyptian president calls for negotiated settlement in Syria

Egyptian president calls for negotiated settlement in Syria
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Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi introduced himself to the United Nations General Assembly as the product of a historic revolution.

It was his first speech from the podium at the UN in which he put a strong emphasis on the conflict in Syria.

He said Egypt opposes foreign military intervention and called for an inclusive, negotiated settlement.

“Egypt will continue its honest effort to end this tragedy in Syria in an Arab, national and international framework that protects the unity of Syria, that includes all Syrians without any racial, religious or sectarian differences and that protects Syria from any foreign interference,” he said.

Despite his words on Syria the Islamist president cancelled a meeting on the crisis of four regional powers- Egypt, Iran, Turkey and Saudi Arabia planned for this week due to the absence of Turkey’s prime minister from the General Assembly.

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