Moscow has claimed Cairo’s partnership in its plan to command and control the Internet. Nashwa Gad, a department manager at Egypt’s Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (MCIT), has, however, flatly denied:
Our name was associated to this proposal by mere misunderstanding. Egypt has always been supporting the basic Internet principles that … the Internet should remain free, open, liberal. We do not see that the ITU mandate deals with the Internet.
If the veil of diplomacy is removed, Egypt has officially accused Russia of cheating in the global stage. It reflects the ethical standard of the governments keen to hijack Internet’s control in the name of national security.
Reuters reports in details.