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On 26 February, Prime Minister Kamal al-Janzuri delivered the first government statement before the newly elected People's Assembly (parliament's lower house). The premier talked about Egypt's foreign relations, the political and security situations and the economy. The economic situation in particular took most of Al-Janzuri's speech.
Al-Janzuri said that Egypt had received "financial assistance promises" from the West and the Arab countries, but these promises were not fulfilled. He added that in addition to failing to provide assistance to Egypt, "10bn US dollars left the country in a few months [after the revolution]", in an allusion to the fact that foreign investors pulled their …