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Mohamed Mursi, Egypt's first 'democratically elected' president, told the the nation today he will uphold existing international treaties.
Mursi said: "We carry a message of peace to the world and we carry with it a message of righteousness and justice. And as we have always promised we emphasize Egypt's commitment to international treaties and agreements. We will look after these treaties and agreements."
Mohammed Mursi has been formally sworn in as Egypt's new president at a ceremony in the capital Cairo.
Mr Mursi took the oath before the Supreme Constitutional Court.
Mohammed Mursi has been sworn in as Egypt's first democratically elected president at a ceremony in Cairo.
Egypt's President-elect Mohamed Mursi will takes his oath on today, a week after his victory in a disputed poll was confirmed.
Mursi is to be sworn in officially at 11 a.m. (0900 GMT) by the constitutional court, rather than by parliament as is usual.
The court dissolved the Islamist-dominated lower house this month in one of several measures intended to entrench military influence over Egypt long after Mursi assumes the presidency.
Egypt's Islamist President-elect Mohamed Morsi has taken an informal oath of office in a speech to supporters in Cairo's Tahrir Square, in a slap at the general's trying to limit his power.
Morsi said: "There is no power above people power."
Thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square to hear Mohamed Morsi speak on the eve of his inauguration as Egypt's first Islamist, civilian president.
Prime Minister David Cameron has written to Egypt's new president Mohammed Morsi to congratulate him on his election, Downing Street said today.
Mr Cameron's official spokesman told reporters:
President Obama has called Egypt's General Ahmed Shafiq to commend him on a well-run campaign.
The White House earlier congratulated Mohamed Morsi on his "milestone" victory.
Egypt's President-elect Mohammed Morsi has said in an interview with Iran's Fars news agency that he is looking to expand ties with Tehran to create a strategic "balance" in the region.
Fars quoted him as saying he was interested in better relations with Tehran.
Fars said he was speaking a few hours before the results of the Egyptian election were announced on Sunday.
Supporters of Mohammed Morsi continue to fill Tahrir Square, the birthplace of the uprising that ousted autocratic President Hosni Mubarak.
Heavy security had been deployed around the country in anticipation of possible violence.
This is the first time modern Egypt will be headed by an Islamist and by a freely elected civilian. The country's last four presidents over the past six decades have all came from the ranks of the military.
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Muslim Brotherhood candidate becomes Egypt's first democratically-elected president in decades. He said he carries a "message of peace".
Egypt will today release results from their much disputed presidential elections. Both Mohamed Morsi and Ahmed Shafik have claimed victory