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Beblawi says Egypt will find a solution without the U.S.

February 4, 2014 at 10:03 am

Egypt’s interim Prime Minister, Hazem Beblawi, has said that Washington’s decision to review its military aid to his country is not the end of the world and that Egypt will find a solution without the United States.

Beblawi said during an interview with the American ABC News, in Cairo, on Wednesday that any decision by Washington to suspend military aid to Egypt would be a bad sign and will negatively affect the army for some time.

In this context Mr Beblawi pointed out that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait had recently pledged aid worth billions of dollars to the new Egyptian government. Hence he claimed the Egyptian army could survive without receiving U.S. military aid, which is worth $1.3 billion per annum.

The interim prime minister expressed his regret for the current tensions between Cairo and Washington; saying that he was confident that with the passage of time these will be resolved.