September 23, 2012 -President Barack Obama has issued public thanks to the Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi for his help in the protecting of the US embassy.
The public thanks follows after public unrest rose in Arab countries following an anti-Islam video posted on youtube. Many foreign embassies had been attacked by protesters, hence the need for protection. Following the initial issue that arose in Egypt resulting in the tearing down of an Egyptian flag, Mitt Romney, rival to Obama in the presidential elections, called for a tougher line with Egypt.
However, following these events, Egyptian police continuously clashed with protestors, eventually resulting in the erection of a barrier in order to protect the US embassy.
Mursi’s official facebook page stated some details of the relationship between the US and Egypt. Obama sent a latter to the Egyptian president, once again repeating Washington’s condemnation of the film, adding that he looked forward to the building of a ‘strategic partnership’ with President Mursi. It also added, “In his letter, President Obama thanked the Egyptian president for Egyptian efforts to secure the mission of the United States in Cairo.”
Although both president Obama and Mursi appear wary of each other’s nations, formal contracts between both countries have began.