Agyptian stability is center of gravity in region, wef managing director says
It was a conversation not quite on eye level. The former german minister of economics seems to fix the prayer stain on the forehead of the savior of egypt instead of looking him in the eye. So it shows the snapshot of yesterday’s meeting between philipp rosler and abdel-fattah as-sisi. Now, conversations take place in an atmosphere determined by many signals, which can tip over, so it could be taken as a stormy sign of impoliteness, if one fixes the other with the look into the eyes. And rosler certainly did not want to be unhoflich.
When not so long ago, in january 2013, egypt’s former president mohammed mursi visited the then federal minister of economics and technology in berlin, rosler explained to journalists how he had been able to rely on his interlocutor from the ranks of the muslim brotherhood "recall" the political tenet that economic investment is only conceivable if cairo guarantees respect for human rights.