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Text of Communique No. 4 from Egypyt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces

This is the text of the fourth communique issued by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces of Egypt. it was issued Saturday.

Statement of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces

(4)

12 February 2011

In the name of God the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful,

The fourth statement of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces,

In light of the conditions that exist in the country, and the difficulttimes that have placed Egypt at a juncture that demands of us all to defendthe stability of the nation, and the achievements of the people; And due tothe fact that the current phase requires a reordering of the priorities ofthe state with the objective of meeting the legitimate demands of thepeople, and of delivering the nation from the current situation; And as theSupreme Council of the Armed Forces is aware that the rule of law is notonly necessary for the freedom of the individual, but rather it is the onlylegitimate basis for authority; And with determination, clarity, and faithin all our national, regional and international responsibilities, and withrecognition of God’s rights and in the name of God, and with His support,the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces announces the following:

First: The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces is committed to all mattersincluded in its previous statements.

Second: The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces is confident in the abilityof Egypt’s people and institutions to get through this critical situation,and to that end, all agencies of the state, and the private sector must playtheir noble and patriotic role to drive the economy forward, and the peoplemust fulfill their responsibility towards that goal.

Third: The current government, and governors shall continue as a caretakeradministration until a new government is formed.

Fourth: The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces aspires to guaranteeing apeaceful transition of authority within a free and democratic system thatallows for the assumption of authority by a civilian and elected authority to govern the country and the build of a democratic and free state.

Fifth: The Arab Republic of Egypt is committed to all regional andinternational obligations and treaties.

Sixth: The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces calls on the great people tocooperate with their siblings and children in the civilian police forces,for affection and cooperation must exist between everyone, and it calls onthe civilian police forces must be committed to their slogan “the policeserve the people”.

God is the source of success.

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