Referring to Sinai as self-administrated region unacceptable: ECSS deputy head

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Fri, 17 Apr 2020 - 01:13 GMT

Al Ahrash Protectorate – North Sinai official web site

Al Ahrash Protectorate – North Sinai official web site

CAIRO - 17 April 2020: Attempts to deal with Sinai as a self-administrated region are unacceptable and do not reflect the approach of the country, said Egyptian Center for Strategic Studies (ECSS) Deputy Director Major General Mohammed Ibrahim el Dewery.

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has firmly asserted Egypt's stance not to abandon any part of Sinai and stressed that Sinai is an integral part of Egypt's national security, Dewery said in his report that was published by the ECSS under the title "Egypt between Terror Challenges and Sinai Status".

Egypt will remain defiant against any plots by terrorists supported by foreign parties, the major general said, adding that the state, under the leadership of president Sisi, will encounter all threats to destabilize the country and undermine its achievements.

The deputy director pointed out in his report to the foiled attempts by terrorist groups to re-emerge again, believing that state's prioritization of the novel coronavirus will shift its attention from confronting terrorism.

He also shed light on Western views published by some printed media outlets that call for giving Sinai a special status, like naming a semi-independent ruler for the peninsula with a six-year long term.

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