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Russia, UK respond to Egyptian crisis

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Russia, UK respond to Egyptian crisis


Politicians around the world have been reacting to the events in Egypt. Concern in Moscow prompted the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to call a press conference.

Mr Lavrov said Russia wants to see a prosperous, stable and democratic Egypt and he stressed that the solution lies in the hands of Egyptian politicians and the Egyptian people. He added that prescriptions and ultimatums from abroad would not be useful. He finished by repeating that the solution must come from inside Egypt.

In London the British Prime Minister also called for peaceful change.

David Cameron said: ‘We stand with those in this country who want freedom, who want democracy and rights. And the government takes a very strong view: political reform is what is required not repression, and we’ve made that clear in all the calls that I have made including to President Mubarak and yesterday the Egyptian Prime Minister.’

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