3 February 2013

Egypt: EU Follows Up Developments in Egypt

European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton said that the EU is closely following up the developments in Egypt, noting that the EU is in contact with the government as well as the opposition.

After the meeting of the European Council of Ministers, the EU Embassy in Cairo said in a statement, on behalf of Ashton, that the EU confirms that comprehensive dialogue is very important for the future of the country and that the EU is committed to exert all effort to support the process of democracy and help economic recovery which in turn is a key factor in achieving political progress.

Ashton said that the EU needs to continue its participation and that the recent violence in Port Said is of great concern.

Ashton stressed the need to strengthen the comprehensive dialogue among all segments of the society

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