Egypt president to respond to emails from citizens via new address during monthly speeches

The Egyptian president's media office says that an email address will be created to receive letters from citizens so that he can answer them in monthly speeches.

A statement Tuesday said that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is keen to stay in contact with Egyptians and have them contribute to decision-making. It said the email address to reach him would be at

El-Sissi came to power on a wave of media-driven popularity and in an election in which he faced little opposition and won 96.9 percent of the vote. Prior to that, he led the military's 2013 overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi following days of mass protests by Egyptians angered by his divisive policies.