x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Egypt's Morsi appoints Salafi, woman and Christian advisers

President keeps his promise to allay fears that he would reflect only the views of the Muslim Brotherhood.

CAIRO // Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi appointed four assistants, including a Salafi, a woman and a Christian, and named a body of 17 advisers, his spokesman Yasser Ali told reporters today.

The announcements came after Morsi had pledged to name a woman and a Coptic Christian as key advisers or assistants as he sought to mitigate worries that he would reflect only the views of the Muslim Brotherhood, which nominated him for the presidency.