The Presidential Office has published a detailed outline of President Mohamed Morsi’s decrees and activities over the month of August. The report focuses on developements in human rights, his 100 day program, domestic affairs, international relations national issues, the economy and relief assistance.
It’s worth noting that the 100 Day Program section was the shortest one, including only a tour of Qena and Luxor, and meetings with the Governors, Ministers and Prime Minister, without disclosing any additional information on what was discussed during those meetings.
The following is a partial translation of the report:
August 2: Against a backdrop of the events in Dahshur, with an emphasis on maintaining the fabric of the nation, with both its Muslims and Christians, the President directed the responsible agencies to enforce the law, without exception.
August 6: The president went to al-Arish to visit the border guards who were injured in the Rafah attack.
August 8: In the wake of the Rafah attack, President Mohamed Morsi decided on the following during a meeting with the President of the National Defense Council:
- Appointed Major General Mohamed Ahmed Zaki as the Commander of the Republican Guard.
- Appointed Mr. Mohamed Raafat Abdel Wahed Shehata as acting head of Egypt’s General Intelligence.
- Retired General Mourad Mowafi, the former Head of Intelligence.
- Dismissed General Sayyed Abdel Wahab Mabrouk, the North Sinai Governor. (He has since been replaced by Major General Sayed Abdel-Fatah Harhour, whom you can read more about here.)
As a result of presidential orders, the Minister of Interior made the following changes:
- Appointed Major General Maged Mostafa Kamal Nouh as Assistant to the Minister of the Interior (Central Security Forces).
- Appointed Major General Osama Mohamed al-Saghir as Assistant Secretary of Minister of Interior (Cairo Security)
- As per a presidential order to the Minister of Defense and Minister of Military Production, appointed a new Commander of the Military Police.
August 10: For the second time in less than a week, the president visited al-Arish as well as the Rafah border checkpoint that was attacked.
Met with the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces at the presidential headquarters to discuss the Rafah attack.
August 11: Issued a pardon for a second group of prisoners sentenced before military courts. 58 prisoners were released.
100 DAY PROGRAM
August 4: President Mohamed Morsi toured the Qena and Luxor governorates. During his visit, he emphasized that the development of Upper Egypt is one of his priorities.
August 11: Met with the governors and a number of ministers.
August 23: Met with Prime Minister Hesham Kandil
August 4: Met with Ms. Mervat Tallawy, President of the National Council for Women.
August 16: Met with representatives of the political and youth movements.
August 22: Met with representative of the various Christian denominations.
August 16: The president was briefed on specific public services, including the electricity [shortages], as well as achievements and the maintenance of [electricity] stations in the past few days. [Editors Note: The report gives no details on what these achievements are.]
Approved the decision to exempt farmers of debts to the Principal Bank for Development and Agricultural Credit, and as a result, the state budget will bear 107 million EGP ($17,557,630). Nearly 42,000 farms will benefit from this decision, including 4,000 Sinai farms.
August 7: Met with Dr. Ahmed Madani, President of the Islamic Development Bank in Jeddah.
August 11: Following a meeting with Prince Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, Emir of Qatar, His Highness the Emir of Qatar securing a $2 billion loan to the Central Bank of Egypt.
August 22: Met with Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.
August 27: The President visited China, during which he witnessed the signing of a number of trade agreements between the two countries, increasing Chinese investments in Egypt from $500 million to more than $5 billion.
August 2: Appointed Chancellor Anani Abdel Aziz Anani as Head of the Administrative Prosecution Authority, replacing Chancellor Samuel Habib Atallah Youssef, who was awarded the Order of the Republic medal.
Witnessed the swearing of Hisham Kandil’s new cabinet.
Appointed Chancellor Hassan Ali Sayed al-Naggar as Governor of Sharqeya.
Bestowed the Collar of the Republic on former Prime Minister Kamal Ganzouri and appointed him as a presidential adviser.
August 12: Appointed Mahmoud Mekki as Vice President.
The President decreed the following:
- Appointed Major General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as Minister of Defense and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
- Appointed General Sobhy Sedky as Chief of Staff
- Appointed Reda Mahmoud Hafez as Minister of State for Military Production.
- Appointed Abdel Aziz Seif al-Din as Head of the Arab Organization for Industrialization.
- Appointed Mohab Memish as Head of the Suez Canal Authority.
August 13: Met with Major General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.
August 14: Awarded the Nile Medal to Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, former Head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.
Awarded the State Medal to Sami Anan, former Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces.
August 16: Met for the third time in less than two months with the heads of judicial bodies.
August 24: Following the imprisonment of Islam Afifi, the Editor of Al-Dustur newspaper, President Morsi issued a decree to prevent the pre-trial dentition of journalists.
August 26: Met with new foreign ambassadors [to Cairo] in the presence of Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr.
August 27: Announced the appointment of presidential aides and advisers.
August 1: Met with Ahmed bin Abdallah al-Sheikh, Dubai envoy and Director General of the Dubai Government Media Office.
August 6: Met with Libyan Prime Minister Abdel Rehim al-Keib.
August 8: Met with Iran’s Executive Vice President Hamid Baqai, who brought with him a letter of invitation to the Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Tehran.
August 14: Participated in the Fourth Extraordinary Islamic summit in Saudi Arabia.
August 30: Visited the Islamic Republic of Iran to participate in the Non-Aligned Movement Summit, handing over the presidency of the summit to Iran.
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