(WASHINGTON) -- The Egyptian ambassador to the United States says the Egyptian military, led by the Minister of Defense Field Marshall Mohamad Tantawi, is in charge of his country and that the post-Mubarak Egypt will continue to be a strong U.S. ally.
"Can the U.S. count on the same kind of support it had before?" Christiane Amanpour, host of ABC’s This Week, asked Ambassador Sameh Shoukry.
"Certainly," Shoukry said. "These issues are driven by mutual interest, by Egyptian interest and the interest remains a close association to the United States."
Shoukry said that Egypt's emergency law would be lifted, as the military had communicated, "as soon as the current conditions of protest have been terminated."
The emergency law allows agents of the government to arrest anyone without charge.
The government, Shoukry said, would focus on restoring security, and restructuring the police force and economic welfare.
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