WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Egyptian Strategic Alliance (AESA) asks the Obama administration to call for a peaceful resolution to the current crisis in Egypt and to reiterate the need for the establishment of peace, stability, and a true democratic process. A stable democratic Egypt is of utmost importance to U.S. interests in the Middle East. AESA asks the U.S. government to stand by the Egyptian people in their struggle for a transparent and inclusive democratic process.
It is with a mix of bitterness and disappointment that we watch the current events in Egypt unfold to a level of violence not seen during the first phase of the January 25th Revolution. It is disconcerting to see the spread of such violence in Egypt's governorates, whether it be Port Said, Suez, or Mahallah. It is equally bewildering to see no effort on the part of the Egyptian government nor President Morsi to calm the violence and take sincere measures to build trust between the people, the opposition and the government.
The life of everyday Egyptians is spiraling into increasing difficulty. We understand that the challenges are enormous, but we also understand that it is the duty and responsibility of President Morsi, as the leader of the country, to build trust and show a path to success. In the absence of that role, violence and instability can only continue to rise.
We also urge the opposition forces to coalesce effectively and prove themselves as a patriotic, democratic, and progressive alternative so that the Egyptian people may live a healthy political life realizing they have viable options.
To our U.S. leadership, we say that the U.S. strategic interests in the Middle East can only be safe and entrusted with an Egyptian government that truly upholds the rule of law, the sanctity of freedom of speech, and the reign of true democracy.
As a 501(c)(4) organization, AESA strives to assist American decision makers in defining and shaping U.S. policies towards Egypt, and encourages Egypt to further the creation and protection of a civil society based on the universal values of human dignity, democratic process, freedom of speech and individual rights.
Randa Fahmy Hudome, General Counsel
American Egyptian Strategic Alliance (AESA)
1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1250
Washington, D.C. 20036
SOURCE American Egyptian Strategic Alliance