The Ghad El-Thawra Party leader, Dr. Ayman Nour, has confirmed that the almost 5 billion dollars in aid provided by Qatar to support the Egyptian economy, is aid intended for Egypt and the Egyptian people, not to the Muslim Brotherhood Movement.
In an interview with the Qatari newspaper, Al Arab, published on Tuesday, Nour said that this aid, which was pivotal in helping the Egyptian economy to avoid collapse following the revolution, went into the Egyptian Public Treasury, and not to the Muslim Brotherhood's treasury. He also pointed out that they aid had begun since the military council had been in charge and before the Brotherhood's rise to power.
Nour stressed that this aid is intended for the benefit of Egyptian citizens, and is not directed to a particular political faction. He pointed out that Qatari aid and investment enters Cairo through legitimate channels, and therefore serves the people and not the Muslim Brotherhood.
He said that "Qatar had proved to be more committed to its promises, and keener on the interest of Egypt, and we all have to respect this."
The Ghad El-Thawra Party leader attributed the current media campaign against Qatar to what he described as jealousy over its current regional and international role. He considered that the aim of the attack with regard to Egypt is to strangle the new regime in Cairo and to cut all its bridges. He also pointed out that the only territorial state that currently cooperates with Egypt is Qatar.
Nour called on Qatar to adopt and hold an international conference under the title Egypt's Friends, in order to collect about 140 billion dollars in grants and investments for Egypt. He asserted that this amount was enough to get the Egyptian economy over the threat of collapse, and turn it into a productive economy.