Foreign Ministry urges speedy investigations of UAE ‘Brotherhood cell’

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry summoned Ahmed al-Menhali, the Acting Charge d'Affaires of the UAE Embassy in Cairo, to request that investigations into Egyptians detained in connection with a case known as the Muslim Brotherhood cell be sped up, a statement said Wednesday.

The statement released by the ministry said that Ali al-Ashry, Egyptian Assistant Foreign Minister for Consular Affairs, asked Menhali to convey to the authorities in UAE Egypt's demand that investigations are sped up.

Ashry also demanded that families of the detainees were made able to visit them, and to facilitate consular care for them by the Egyptian Embassy in Abu Dhabi.

The Egyptian side also raised a standing request by the National Council for Human rights and the Egyptian Doctor’s Syndicate to visit the detainees.

The statement added that the meeting reviewed the bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries and peoples. The UAE's charge d'affaires said he would convey Egyptian demands to his country immediately, and would provide the Egyptian Foreign Ministry with the response.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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