The inauguration of President Sisi marked the first peaceful transfer of executive power in the country’s history. CCTV’s Yasser Hakim reports from Cairo.
Both interim leader Adly Mansour and Egypt’s newly-elected president al-Sisi signed a handover document in front of more than 100 delegations.
If attending the inauguration ceremony is anything to go by, then the overriding presence of Arab and African leaders show their willingness to support the country’s transition.
Egypt enters new era of global relationsThe inauguration of President Sisi marked the first peaceful transfer of executive power in the country's history. CCTV's Yasser Hakim reports from Cairo.
The African Union, European Union and the UN were there to witness al-Sisi’s inauguration inspite of their reluctance to accept the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsy, by Sisi himself.
Ethiopia was there too, although it’s locked in a dispute over Ethiopia’s Renaissance dam. Turkey and Qatar were Egypt’s closest friends until last July.
Looking over as al-Sisi took office, were representatives of the three powers China, Russia and the U.S.
This international congregation was an indication of world wide support to the new president, but in his first speech, al-Sisi wanted more from his friends.
President Sisi has made a lot of promises to the Egyptian people, stating that he will grow the economy and create more jobs. However, whether or not change will occur is yet to be seen. Even if it does, the speed at which change occurs will be a significant factor in how the Egyptians view his presidency.
CCTV is joined by William Taylor to talk about Egypt’s new president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.