For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
July 25, 2005
Remarks by the President and Egyptian Ambassador Nabil Fahmy Upon Signing Condolence Book
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
AND EGYPTIAN AMBASSADOR NABIL FAHMY
UPON SIGNING CONDOLENCE BOOK
11:52 A.M. EDT
PRESIDENT BUSH: Mr. Ambassador, thank you very much for having us. Laura
and I have come to your embassy to express our heart-felt sympathies for
those who have lost their lives, and our strong determination to stand with
the government of Egypt and the people of Egypt in rejecting this kind of
violence and terror.
The people who struck in Sharm el-Sheikh killed Muslims, innocent mothers
and dads, people who were trying to make a living. They have no heart,
they have no conscience, and they have no ideology that is hopeful. And
they have an ideology of hate.
It was my honor to speak to your President, President Mubarak, and again
reiterate my country's strong desire to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the
people of Egypt and bring justice to those who killed innocent people.
Thank you for letting us come by.
AMBASSADOR FAHMY: Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you, Mrs. Bush. I want
to thank you both very much and very sincerely for coming here this morning
to share with us in this moment of remembrance to the people who have lost
their lives -- Egyptians, foreigners -- at Sharm el-Sheikh over the
weekend. I think your presence here, your phone call to the President over
the weekend, and also the many Americans who have been in touch with our
embassy, and in Cairo, reflect the nature of the relationship that we have
together, as two countries working hand-in-hand for peace and stability in
the region, working against terrorism.
As you are well aware, we were the targets of terrorism years ago, as you
were on 9/11. And we continue to work together, resolute, to deal with
this scourge, and ultimately, hopefully to develop in the Middle East an
Egypt that is prosperous, stable and secure for all.
I'd like to see this occasion to thank you both, and through you, all of
the American people, and to reaffirm our determination to continue to
pursue terrorism without equivocation and determination and resolve. Thank
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