President Mohammed Morsi has discussed a number of Egyptian initiatives to solve the Syrian crisis with a delegation of senior Muslim scholars who were in Cairo to take part in a conference on the issue. Morsi told the scholars that Egypt's position is based on a number of factors but is essentially supportive of the people of Syria.
The president said that the crisis demands united efforts by the Arab and Islamic states. He affirmed Egypt's readiness to support any step that guarantees an end to the bloodshed in Syria and maintain the territorial integrity and unity of the state. He insisted that Egypt's efforts will continue until Syrians achieve their freedom.
Meanwhile, the delegation asserted the importance of Egypt in the Islamic and Arabic world, and expressed their appreciation of Egypt's efforts for Syria and the Syrians. They hoped that such efforts will be continued until a political resolution for the crisis is reached.
The delegation included Shaikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, the former president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, along with several heads of Islamic councils and committees from around the Muslim world.