FILE PHOTO: Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London Britain, September 29, 2018. Middle East Monitor/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo
CAIRO – 15 October 2018: Egyptian Foreign Ministry’s Spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, issued a statement Sunday expressing Egypt’s concerns over the storm of hype made by the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
“The Arab Republic of Egypt is following with concern the consequences of the disappearance of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, stressing the importance of revealing the truth about what happened in a transparent investigation, emphasizing the gravity of anticipating ongoing investigations and of arbitrarily making accusations against the Saudi Kingdom. Egypt warns against the attempts to exploit the case politically against Saudi Arabia based on false accusations, the Egyptian republic asserts its support to the kingdom’s efforts in dealing with the situation,” read the statement.
Khashoggi was last seen in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to get documents for his forthcoming marriage. Turkish officials claimed that the Saudi Journalist disappeared after entering his country’s consulate, While Saudi officials have asserted that Khashoggi has left shortly after he went in the building.
In the same context, Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al Zayani slammed earlier on Sunday the media campaign against Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of Saudi national Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.
In a statement, Zayani described what some Arab and international media circulate as false and groundless accusations that aim to defame the kingdom.
He pointed out that some media outlets violated principles of the code of ethics in the media.
Saudi Arabia does not hesitate to form a joint investigation committee with the Turkish side to uncover the truth, he added.