5 February 2013

Egypt: FM Denies Feuds Between Egypt, France Over Military Intervention in Mali

Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr denied differences between Egypt and France over military intervention in Mali.

"Egypt is a part of Africa, and supports the unity and integration of any African State," Amr said in statements on the sidelines of the 12th summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

"Egypt backs political solutions for any problems in the African continent, as long as such solutions are possible," Amr said.

The top diplomat noted that the French military intervention in Mali was made upon a request by Mali's government, reiterating that Egypt supports the unity of Mali and also stands against terrorism.

Asked about holding the summit in Egypt during this critical stage, Amr stressed that all OIC member-States are confident in Egypt and its ability to host such summits.

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