Egyptian president shifts attention to foreign relations
Between Visits to other countries and meetings with foreign officials in Cairo, It seems to many that the Newly elected Egyptian president is shifting the bulk of his attention to foreign relations rather than focusing on pressing internal affairs.
Mohamed Morsi's first visit was to Saudi Arabia where he met with King Abdallah, he later described the talks as both fruitful and constructive. Many analysts saw the move as tactful from Morsi's side as it is known that there is long standing tensions between the Saudi Kingdom and the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as Saudi concerns of Egyptians' exporting their revolutionary values to the kingdom.
Similarly once Morsi was elected it seemed that both himself and western countries rushed to assure one another that not much has changed. US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton Made a 2 day visit as part of her regional tour where she met with both Morsi and field Marshall Tantawi. Morsi alongside Tantawi have also met with US secretary of defense Leon Panetta behind closed doors as they discussed issues related to the US aid to Egypt.
Finally perhaps it was Gaza that took most of the attention, the enclave is Egypt's closest neighbor and its economic and security situation affects Egypt's Sinai but that is not the only reason why the President Morsi is giving much attention to the situation there.
It is worthy of note that Hamas is an offshoot from Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, in addition to the great importance of the Palestinian issue to the Egyptian People at large.
With many pressing issues back home ranging from a declining economy to the water and electricity shortages, many Egyptians feel the need for President Morsi to look closer to home to resolve the internal problems
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