“David Cameron’s invitation to Britain today of the Egyptian president and coup leader Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi shows contempt for human and democratic rights and threatens, rather than protects, Britain’s national security,” opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn said.
“To welcome and bolster with military support the coup leader who overthrew a democratically elected president in 2013 and has presided over the killing and jailing of many thousands since makes a mockery of government claims to be promoting peace and justice in the region,” he added.
“Rather than rolling out the red carpet to President Sisi, the Prime Minister should suspend arms exports to Egypt until democratic and civil rights are restored,” he added.
Al-Sisi arrived in London yesterday evening as part of an official three-day visit. His arrival was met with mass demonstrations.