Morsi orders to re-convene dissolve Parliament
The new Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi decided on Sunday, by an official decree, to set aside the ruling by the Supreme Constitutional Court to dissolve the People's Assembly (Parliament), reported the official MENA news agency. "President Morsi issued a presidential decree setting aside the ruling made June 15, 2012 to dissolve the People's Assembly and invited the Chamber to reconvene and to exercise its prerogatives," said MENA.
Meanwhile, Morsi will visit on July 11 in Saudi Arabia, his first foreign visit since being elected as the head of the state, reported MENA. During his visit, President Morsi will hold talks with King Abdullah Ben Abdul Aziz on ways to strengthen relations between the two countries, said Saturday the Saudi ambassador to Cairo, Ahmad al-Qattan.
Relations between the two countries have deteriorated in April after Saudi Arabia's decision to recall its ambassador and close its embassy in Cairo and its consulates in Alexandria and Suez because of hostile demonstrations. The demonstrators demanded the release of an Egyptian lawyer who was arrested by Saudi authorities.
Following efforts by Cairo to resolve this crisis, the Saudi king has ordered the reopening on May 4 of diplomatic missions in Egypt and the Saudi ambassador returned on May 5 in Cairo.