• President promises new security laws
  • New laws to be unveiled within days

Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has said the country will be implementing a new security strategy following the assassination of a high-profile prosecutor.

Speaking at the funeral of Hisham Barakat, who was killed in a car bomb on 29 June, Al-Sisi vowed to carry out the recent death sentences given to members of the Muslim Brotherhood, including deposed president Mohamed Mursi.

The president did not give details of the new security laws, but said they would be unveiled within days.

Egypt’s security situation has been worsening in recent months, although most attacks have targeted security staff and government officials.

Contractors and analysts tell MEED that while the attacks will cause concerns for investors, the continued targeting of government officials and security personnel means the projects market remains relatively safe.

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