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Egyptian Military Statement No. 4: Committed to Democracy, Foreign Treaties will be Honoured
The Egyptian military said they were committed to a democratic process that would result in civilian rule. They also asked the Egyptian people to respect the much-reviled police forces that had brutally clashed with protesters in the early days of the uprising. The military said the country’s ministers will stay in power for the time being and international agreements and commitments will be honoured.
The fourth statement of the armed forces (Arabic)
The main points:
1. The army is obliged to what was said in the previous communiqués. [See below for the previous army statements)
2. The government and the people to return back to their responsibilities toward the country. The Supreme Council asked the public, particularly the millions in the government sector, to “work to push the economy forward.”
3. The current government and governors will continue performing its duties till Egypt have a new elected government. The military called on the “current government and provincial governors to continue their activities until a new government is formed,”
4. The council is “looking forward to a peaceful transition, for a free democratic system, to permit an elected civil authority to be in charge of the country, to build a democratic free nation.”
5. Egypt respects its “commitment to all its international treaties,” reassurance that it continues to honor the 1979 Egypt-Israel peace treaty.
6. The army calls the people of Egypt to cooperate with the police.
“In the name of God the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful,
The fourth statement of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces,
In light of the conditions that exist in the country, and the difficult times that have placed Egypt at a juncture that demands of us all to defend the stability of the nation, and the achievements of the people; And due to the fact that the current phase requires a reordering of the priorities of the state with the objective of meeting the legitimate demands of the people, and of delivering the nation from the current situation; And as the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces is aware that the rule of law is not only necessary for the freedom of the individual, but rather it is the only legitimate basis for authority; And with determination, clarity, and faith in all our national, regional and international responsibilities, and with recognition of God’s rights and in the name of God, and with His support, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces announces the following:
First: The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces is committed to all matters included in its previous statements.
Second: The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces is confident in the ability of Egypt’s people and institutions to get through this critical situation, and to that end, all agencies of the state, and the private sector must play their noble and patriotic role to drive the economy forward, and the people must fulfill their responsibility towards that goal.
Third: The current government, and governors shall continue as a caretaker administration until a new government is formed.
Fourth: The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces aspires to guaranteeing a peaceful transition of authority within a free and democratic system that allows for the assumption of authority by a civilian and elected authority to govern the country and the build of a democratic and free state.
Fifth: The Arab Republic of Egypt is committed to all regional and international obligations and treaties.
Sixth: The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces calls on the great people to cooperate with their siblings and children in the civilian police forces, for affection and cooperation must exist between everyone, and it calls on the civilian police forces must be committed to their slogan “the police serve the people”.
God is the source of success.”
Statement of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces No. 3
Today, 11 February 2011 No. 3 statement was issued by the Supreme Council of the armed forces after the resignation of President Mubarak’s presidency. The main points are:
1. The Supreme Council announced that they will act according the legitimate demands of the people.
2. The Supreme Council will remain in session to issue subsequent statements to the people.
3. The Supreme Council saluted the martyrs who sacrificed their lives.
4. The Committee also drew a tribute to former President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak for what he has done for Egypt in war and in peace.
“At this historical juncture in the history of Egypt , and in light of the decision by President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak to relinquish the office of the presidency of the Republic and the tasking of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces with the administration of the affairs of the nation , and with awareness of the seriousness of the demands of our great people everywhere for fundamental change , the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces is examining this matter, asking the aid of God Almighty, to fulfill the aspirations of our great people. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces will issue further statements that will announce forthcoming steps, measures and arrangements, and it affirms at the same time that it is not a replacement for the legitimacy that is acceptable to the people.
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces extends its highest salutations and appreciation to President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak for his services over the course of his career in war and peace, and for the patriotic decision he took in choosing the supreme interests of the nation. In this respect, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces extends its highest salutations and admiration to the souls of the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the freedom and security of their country, and to every one of our great people. May God grant us success.
May God’s Peace, mercy and blessing be upon you.”
Statement of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces No. 2
Full text of the 2nd statement issued Friday by Egypt’s Armed Forces Supreme Council:
“In view of the ongoing events that will determine the future of the country, and in line with the continuous monitoring of the internal and external developments and the president’s decision to delegate his power to the vice president, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces decides to guarantee the implementation of the following steps:
– Ending the state of emergency once the present circumstances end.
– The outcome of the (court) appeals against the parliamentary election and the measures that will follow.
– Implementation of the constitutional amendments and holding a free and fair presidential election in line with the agreed constitutional amendments.
– The armed forces are committed to shepherding the legitimate demands of the people and strives with firmness and accuracy to ensure their implementation within a definitive timetable until the realization of a peaceful transition that produces the democratic society to which people aspire.
– The armed forces stress that there will be no detention of the honorable sons of the nation who rejected corruption and demanded reform.
– It (the armed forces) stresses the importance of resuming work at government’s services, the return of normal life in order to preserve the interests and the achievements of our great people.
God protect the nation and the people.”
Statement of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces No. 1
Full text of the 1st statement issued by Egypt’s Armed Forces Supreme Council:
“Based on the responsibility of the Armed Forces, and its commitment to protect the people, and to oversee their interests and security, and with a view to the safety of the nation and the citizenry, and of the achievements and properties of the great people of Egypt, and in affirmation and support for the legitimate demands of the people, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces convened today, 10 February 2011, to consider developments to date, and decided to remain in continuous session to consider what procedures and measures that may be taken to protect the nation, and the achievements and aspirations of the great people of Egypt.”