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Hariri congratulates Sisi on victory

Sisi receives Hariri in Cairo, Feb. 19, 2014. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)

BEIRUT: Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri Friday congratulated former Egyptian army chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on his landslide victory in the presidential election.

“Choosing you president for Egypt is a blessed step toward the restoration of Egypt’s leading role in the region and the Arab world,” Hariri said in a cable.

He said the Lebanese shared the Egyptian people’s joy of moving to a “promising phase of stability, progress and social justice.”

Hariri wished Sisi success in his new role, acknowledging the vast challenges facing Egypt.

 

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