News

Egypt’s Christians Live in Good Conditions, Freely Exercise Rituals: Angela Merkel

Egypt’s Christians Live in Good Conditions, Freely Exercise Rituals: Angela Merkel

President Sisi and Chancellor Merkel at the end of a press conference in Berlin. Credit: Reuters

Ahead of her anticipated visit to Egypt on 2 March, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Christians in Egypt are living peacefully, in good conditions, and freely exercise their religious rituals.

In her weekly video message, Merkel added that the Egyptian government is providing the Copts with all the support they need.

The German Chancellor comments come amid tension in Egypt’s North Sinai. Dozens of Christian families have fled their homes following increased attacks by ISIS-affiliated militants.

Merkel added that she will tackle during her visit to Egypt the new Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) law that was recently approved by the Egyptian Parliament with Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.

She also added that Egypt plays a key role in the peace process of the Middle East, as it’s currently on good terms with Israel, further stressing that the two-state solution is the only way out to the Palestinian conflict.

On the economy situation in Egypt, Merkel said, “Al-Sisi and the government had to approve a courageous economic reform program and Germany will support it.”

 

Egypt Refuses Entry to Top Palestinian Leader, Deports Him to Jordan
Egypt Parliament Rejects Calls to Abolish Death Penalty

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egypt Planning to Establish Anti-Cancer Drug Factory

Mirna AbdulaalSeptember 18, 2018

Sandstone Sphinx Statue Discovered in Kom Ombo

Sara AhmedSeptember 16, 2018

UN Adopts Egyptian Resolution On Preventing Sexual Abuse

Mirna AbdulaalSeptember 16, 2018

Egypt Seeks to Penalize Water Misuse

Sara AhmedSeptember 16, 2018

Egypt Court Orders Arrest of Alaa, Gamal Mubarak

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 15, 2018

Prominent Egyptian Journalist Yosri Fouda Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 15, 2018

Egypt to Detect and Treat 50 Million Citizens From Hepatitis C

Mirna AbdulaalSeptember 13, 2018

Egypt’s Inflation Rate Drops to 13.6 % in 2018

Nour EltiganiSeptember 13, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.