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Egypt: Joint statement by Heads of State and Government of France, UK, Germany, Italy and Spain

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We are watching with utmost concern the deteriorating situation in Egypt. The Egyptian people must be able to exercise freely their right to peaceful assembly, and enjoy the full protection of the security forces. Attacks against journalists are completely unacceptable.

We condemn all those who use or encourage violence, which will only aggravate the political crisis in Egypt. Only a quick and orderly transition to a broad-based Government will make it possible to overcome the challenges Egypt is now facing. That transition process must start now.

Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel Minister for Women and Youth (1991-94). Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (1994-98). Leader of the opposition (1998-2005). Chancellor of Germany (since 2005).

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