5 Apr., 2018
British PM sends message to Egyptian president on his victory in ‘election’ widely seen as a sham vote.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has raised more than a few eyebrows with her message of congratulations to Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi after his victory in the country’s controversial presidential election last month.
May sent a statement praising the Egyptian leader on Wednesday, in which she said the UK was looking forward to developing better relations with his government.
“[May] congratulated President Sisi on the chance to take Egypt further along the path of democratic transition,” a spokesperson for May said, adding that “[Sisi’s] public commitment to respecting Egyptian presidential term limits sent an important and powerful signal about his vision for the country’s future.”