Abdel al-Sisi reminds migrants heading to Europe they have to conform to the laws and integrate with culture of their host countries
Egyptian president al-Sisi observed it’s even better to remain and fix anomalies in their countries integrate instead of fixing their own countries
‘If you go to another country, you must abide by its culture. If not, don’t go’ al-Sisi said addressing a World Youth Forum in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, last month
He reminded gathered youth that nations should and will ‘protect their people and their interests”
‘We fight amongst ourselves in our own countries,… then we expect [demand], countries that work day and night to achieve progress to protect their people and to maintain a certain standard of living for them – wto let us in so we can have part of their [success]’
Migrants have to ‘abide by the laws, customs, traditions and culture’ of hosts, he said
‘Do you expect them [host nations], to open their doors so that we can go there demanding to keep our own culture? – Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has told his people they should not expect the West to ‘open their doors’ to migrants who refuse to integrate.
President al-Sisi reminded a gathering of world youth that ‘every country has the right to protect its people and their interests.’
Speaking at a World Youth Forum in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, the country’s leader told guests they had to ‘completely abide by the laws, customs, traditions and culture’ of a country they moved to.
His comments reported by U.S.-based research institute MEMRI, were made last month at a global youth forum hosted by Egypt.
President al-Sisi told the audience that the West could not be expected to accept migrants from countries who ‘fight amongst ourselves’.
He said: ‘Every country has the right to protect its people and their interests. It must generally respect human rights in a framework that preserves its national interests.
‘Instead of asking me why countries [in the West] close their gates to us, you should ask yourself why the people of Afghanistan don’t take better care of their own country.
‘Why have they been killing one another for 40 years?
This happens in other countries as well – in Pakistan, in Egypt, in Syria, in Libya, in Iraq, in Yemen, and in Somalia.
‘We fight amongst ourselves in our own countries, and then we expect countries that work day and night to achieve progress to protect their people and to maintain a certain standard of living for them – we demand that they let us in so we can have part of their [success].’
al-Sisi, 64, the former army general who helped to oust democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood party in 2013, before taking the reins a later, told the audience that the leaders of ‘Germany, England, Italy or any other European country’ would protect their borders ‘in order to protect the achievements of many long years’.
He said: ‘Do you expect them to open their doors so that we can go there demanding to keep our own culture?