Egypt’s Moussa addresses Al Arabiya about his Brotherhood meeting

Head of the Egyptian Conference Party Amr Moussa spoke to Al Arabiya on Thursday. (File photo: AFP)

Head of the Egyptian Conference Party Amr Moussa told Al Arabiya on Thursday that he was apologetic over any misunderstanding regarding his meeting with key Muslim Brotherhood figure, Khairat al-Shater.

He said he was sorry if it seemed that the Wednesday sit-down was executed in an “unorganized manner that might have looked like it was marred by ill intentions.”

He added, however, that his office “immediately” issued a statement about the meeting “as soon as it ended.”

To some, the abrupt, closed meeting between a leading member of Egypt’s largest opposition coalition, the National Salvation Front (NSF), and the second-in-command of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood, is a source of unease, according to local media sources.

The fact that the meeting was not announced, until after it had occurred, is causing concern in the Egyptian media, who is now speculating over a possible rift in Egypt’s opposition.

In a Thursday statement, Moussa criticized what he described as confusion and agitation in the media’s analysis of the meeting.

He countered reports by describing the gathering as a “social, personal meeting that was under no commission from anybody.”

“I accepted the invitation in an attempt to look into the different stances of the ruling officials at this critical juncture in Egypt’s history,” he added.

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