Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy ruled out any reconciliation with the Muslim Brotherhood in the near future, though he says the organization can still be accepted nto the fold of politics if they prove themselves.
“They still have a chance if they commit to the Constitution and to peacefulness,” he said.
Fahmy, who is on a visit to London, told the BBC on Wednesday that only 37 Brotherhood members were sentenced to death. “The rest are fugitives, therefore they received the maximum penalty.”
He discussed political developments in Egypt as regards the roadmap, the presidential elections and the government's efforts in fighting terrorism. He also addressed regional issues, such as the Syrian problem, the Palestinian cause and the situation in Libya and South Sudan.
The British Foreign Office had said on Tuesday that British Foreign Secretary William Hague is meeting with Fahmy on Wednesday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss issues of concern to both sides.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm