Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim met with a delegation from the Tamarod Movement and other youth movements a few days before the official celebration of the third anniversary 25 January revolution.
This meeting came as part of the ministry's initiative to communicate with different segments of society.
The minister expressed his delight at meeting with the youth and revolutionary movements and stressed the important role youth played in the advancement of society.
“You are the nation’s hope for the future,” he said.
Sources said the minister wanted to listen to the youth's views on securing the referendum but did not discuss plans to secure the celebration as this was a confidential matter.
They said the minister promised to withdraw the police stationed outside universities once exams are finished and denied rumors about arbitrary arrests.
The meeting was attended by a number of ministers and officials.
The Tamarod Movement praised the police for their sacrifices to protect the homeland.
While other revolutionary forces, such as April 6 Movement, have starkly criticized the interim government for what they call a rollback on freedoms, Tamarod has mostly sided with the figures of the new government.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm