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London 20:30, 06 Dec 2012
New York 15:30, 06 Dec 2012
Last updated at 19:06 (UK time) 5 Dec 2012

Foreign Secretary expresses concern about reports of violence in Cairo

05 December 2012

Foreign Secretary William Hague: "We urge all parties to resolve their differences through a process of dialogue which allows all voices to be heard.”
Foreign Secretary William Hague

Foreign Secretary William Hague said:

“I am concerned by reports of violent clashes following earlier peaceful protests in Cairo. I urge all sides to show restraint.

“The UK remains committed to supporting Egypt’s political transition and strengthening democracy. We are in close contact with both the Egyptian authorities and leaders of the opposition.  We call on the Egyptian authorities to make progress on transition in an inclusive manner which allows for a constructive exchange of views. We urge all parties to resolve their differences through a process of dialogue which allows all voices to be heard.”

 

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