Egypt’s foreign minister lauds ‘economic progress’ as President Sisi readies for extended tenure
Egypt’s foreign minister praised economic reforms underway in the country, stressing that the country’s president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, remained the right man for the job amid continued threats to security and stability.
constitutional changes allowing him to dramatically extend his tenure in power.
Egyptian lawmakers are pushing ahead for a change to the country’s constitution that would enable Sisi to stay in power until 2034. Currently, the former armed forces chief is due to stand down after completing two four-year terms in 2022.
Asked if Sisi was the right man for the job, Shoukry replied, “He is and continues to be.”