AESA Calls on U.S. for Immediate Political and Economic Support to The Egyptian People's Demands

Jul 01, 2013, 04:00 ET from American Egyptian Strategic Alliance

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, to retake the reigns of their January 25th revolution and correct its course, the Egyptian people took to the streets in the largest demonstration the world has seen to date. Egyptians filled the streets throughout Egypt asking President Mohamed Morsi and his administration to step down. 

AESA urges the U.S. administration to take a quick, clear, and definitive stand in support of the Egyptian people's demands. Any U.S. delay can only contribute to a gravely missed opportunity that would have a negative impact on U.S. interests in the region. U.S.'s immediate action will also help stem violence from spreading throughout Egypt and help protect the strategic Egyptian and American relationship and vital interests.

AESA believes that the core values of America can best be expressed if our administration quickly voices its support to the demonstrators' demands, and leads an international coalition that provides economic relief to Egypt during this critical time. This effort should be hinged on demonstrable steps taken to build a solid and comprehensive framework that would result in a healthy political process that protects the Egyptian civil society, freedom of speech and true democracy.

The Egyptian people have clearly spoken and AESA urges the U.S. administration to listen to them and support their legitimate demands. We ask our administration to recognize that Egypt's stability and prosperity is in the best interest of U.S. national security. We ask our administration to recognize that what Egypt has experienced thus far is a deformed version of democracy resulting from an incomplete and, even mutilated, political framework that curtailed freedom of speech and expression, excluded the opposition and attempted to divide Egypt on sectarian and religious grounds while bringing its economy to a standstill.

What we're seeing in Egypt is a critical player in the Arab world standing tall against extremism and insisting on freedom and progress, an effective cabinet and an inclusive democracy.

AESA asks the U.S. administration to support the Egyptian people, and to support them strongly today!

As a 501(c)(4) organization, AESA strives to assist decision makers in defining and shaping U.S. policies towards Egypt, and in furthering the creation and protection of a civil society which is based on the universal values of human dignity, democratic process, freedom of speech and individual rights.

Kais Menoufy
American Egyptian Strategic Alliance (AESA)
1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1250
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone 202-429-5566
Fax 202-429-5577

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