2012-07-03 10:07:00

Recognition of Coptic Christians' problem a positive sign - Egyptian ambassador

Moscow, July 3, Interfax - Egypt's new leaders will pay careful attention to the problem of Coptic Christians, Egyptian Ambassador to Russia Alla El Hadidi said at a news conference in Moscow.

"Unfortunately, the previous regime did not work on this problem. These problems have been recognized now and the new leadership has acknowledge that they must be tackled," he said.

"As ambassador I could not say under the previous leadership that the problem of the Copts did exist in Egypt. I think recognition of this problem marks the beginning of the work to resolve it," the diplomat said.