Major General Mohamed Ibrahim Al-Duwairi, Deputy Director General of the Egyptian Center for Thought and Strategic Studies, affirmed that the issue of the Nile water for Egypt is an issue of life, existence and survival for current and future generations, and that the state under the leadership of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi will not tolerate dealing with this issue with all the seriousness and rigor required to preserve Egypt’s rights The historical waters of the Nile River and its flow to all parts of the country.
In statements to the Middle East News Agency today, Wednesday, the Deputy Director General of the Egyptian Center for Thought and Strategic Studies called on the Egyptian people to rally around their political leadership, and to be confident that they are working for their interest and that they are able to maintain Egyptian national security in all issues, especially in the issue of river water. The Nile, which is the priority for all of Egypt.
He pointed out that President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s recent statements in which he emphasized that “the waters of the Nile are a red line,” were chosen and formulated with great care, which is a sincere expression that reflects the position of the entire Egyptian people. Solving this crisis will lead to instability in the region in a way that no one would imagine.
He said that Egypt’s main battle is the battle of negotiation, and that Egypt is still extending its hands with all transparency to the success of the negotiations in order to reach a permanent, fair and binding agreement regarding the filling and operation of the Ethiopian dam, and this is not evidenced by the participation of Egypt through the ministers of foreign affairs and irrigation in the Kinshasa negotiations, which he called To the African Union during the past few days and did not produce any results.
He added that the options of the Egyptian state are to negotiate and to give the negotiation process all the necessary time in order to reach an agreement that fulfills the interests of the three parties, Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia. The evidence for this is that we have been negotiating this issue for about ten years until now.
He continued, “If things reach a state of failure of the negotiating process currently under way, which I think is in its last meters, and Ethiopia heads to the second filling without an agreement, then I am sure from my point of view that Egypt is fully capable of preserving its interests, rights and water security as it deems appropriate, and it is The same applies to the Sudanese position, which is identical to the Egyptian position. “
Major General Ibrahim pointed out that the ancient Egyptians revered the Nile and considered it the lifeblood of Egypt, and they were proactive in confirming the river’s link with the Egyptians ’presence and their national security, and that from time immemorial they were ready to defend this holy water.
He said, “Anyone who follows the issue of the Ethiopian dam anywhere in the world should pause greatly at President Sisi’s clear and decisive statements from a few days ago until today that all options are open.”
On the crisis of the ship that ran aground in the Suez Canal, Major General Mohamed Ibrahim said, “This crisis showed the importance of this shipping course to the world, and it was a revealing of the greatness of Egypt and the extent to which this great country has all the capabilities that enable it to achieve its goals, and this is the Egypt of civilization.”
He pointed out that Egypt won the glorious October War and liberated Sinai from the Israeli occupation, then regained Taba with a fierce negotiation and legal battle, and is currently implementing giant projects that are taking place on the ground in an unprecedented way, and has organized a dazzling celebration that the world talked about to transfer the royal mummies to the Museum of Civilization.
He said, “Reading such events should make us as Egyptians reassure that (Egypt can) is not a slogan that we flaunt, but it is a reality before our eyes, and this is the message that everyone who tries to harm Egypt should be aware of at any time and under any circumstances.”
He added that Egypt is led by a strong national political president, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, at the head of a mighty work system that works day and night, and we have a great people who support their leadership and who love their country and are ready to endure all difficulties in order to see their country in the ranks of advanced nations.
He added that the project that the Egyptian state is currently implementing is a project of peace, stability and development, and we have to follow the movement of mega projects that the state is implementing, and the state will transfer an unprecedented qualitative leap. We have an integrated and balanced vision in dealing with all countries of the world based on the principle of mutual respect and non-interference in The internal affairs of any country.
Major General Ibrahim said, “We have armed forces that are classified as one of the most powerful armies in the world and are capable of protecting Egyptian national security at home and abroad and successfully carrying out any tasks assigned to them by the political leadership.”
On the Palestinian file and the Palestinian national dialogue sessions in Cairo, Major General Muhammad Ibrahim said, “There is no doubt that the two rounds of Palestinian dialogue that were held in Cairo during the last months of February and March achieved the desired goals, especially the unanimous agreement on all aspects of the electoral process that will take place in its first stages, and I mean the legislative elections on May 24. The next thing, and this in itself is an achievement that must be pointed out in light of the problems that the Palestinian situation in general suffers from.
He added that the Palestinian factions pledged in a “code of honor” to abide by the results of the elections, whatever they are. Certainly, this is the biggest achievement that has been achieved, as there is no interest in holding elections without prior commitment to the results that will result from them.
He stressed that the Egyptian role in the Palestinian issue is a major and indispensable one, as it is an issue of Egyptian national security, and President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi is keen to emphasize on all occasions and in various regional and international forums that stability in the region requires that there be an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital. On the borders of June 4, 1967, and according to the decisions of international legitimacy.
He explained that the Palestinian issue is the central Arab issue, and Egypt will remain the most Arab country that carries the Palestinian concern and seeks with all effort and conscience to reach a political solution that fulfills the aspirations of the Palestinian people, and this is the role that Egypt will not abandon, regardless of the difficulties and obstacles.
He said, “It is necessary for Arab countries to start moving from now under Egyptian leadership in order to restore momentum to the Palestinian cause and to agree on the foundations necessary for how to resume negotiations and agree on their terms of reference and the issues that will be discussed within the framework of the final status negotiations, as without a real and continuous negotiation process it is not possible.” Talking about a peace process from the ground up, we must also exploit the position of the new democratic American administration that believes in the principle of the two-state solution, coordinate with it, and push it to the practical implementation of this vision. “
Regarding the situation in Libya, Major General Ibrahim said, “There is no doubt that Libya falls within the scope of the first circle of the direct national security scope of Egypt, which led to the political leadership moving strongly and in time to reach a political solution to the Libyan crisis so that Libya returns to a strong, united and stable country, and from Here was the Cairo Declaration issued on June 6, 2020, which greatly contributed to putting the Libyan crisis on the path to the right political track.
He added that Cairo hosted many meetings of the Libyan Constitutional, Military and Economic Committees in order to formulate comprehensive and agreed upon solutions to all problems related to this crisis, stressing that Egypt is keen to push the current efforts towards unifying Libyan institutions and removing militias and foreign mercenaries from the Libyan lands.
He continued, “On the other hand, I must point out that the Libyan side is fully confident in the sincerity and seriousness of the Egyptian moves to help Libya in all the areas it needs, and from here were the important visits that were made by the new Prime Minister Abdel Hamid al-Dabaiba and the President of the Presidential Council, Muhammad al-Manfi, to Cairo.” Their meeting with President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi confirms that there is a new page that is being opened to solve the Libyan crisis in a comprehensive way, and it is necessary for everyone to join hands to support the new Libyan government until we reach the stage of elections scheduled for December 24 of this year 2021.
Regarding the Syrian crisis, Major General Ibrahim said, “It is certain that the situation that Syria has devolved into is negatively deducted from the balance of Arab power, which greatly affects Arab national security. Undoubtedly, one of the most important problems that Syria suffers from is the blatant foreign military intervention that exists.” On the Syrian lands, then what we see now of the attempts to return the terrorist organization ISIS once again, and then the matter requires that Arab efforts be united in order to put Syria on the path of a political solution and thus pave the way for its return again to the Arab League to be an added force that supports the Arab position as a whole. In the face of current risks. “