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EGYPT: Britain's David Cameron joins Obama in calling for sweeping reform

January 30, 2011 |  1:29 pm

British Prime Minister David Cameron joined President Obama in condemning violence in Egypt on Sunday and called for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to follow a comprehensive process of political reform.

“The prime minister and President Obama were united in their view that Egypt now needed a comprehensive process of political reform, with an orderly, Egyptian-led transition leading to a government that responded to the grievances of the Egyptian people and to their aspirations for a democratic future,” a spokesperson for Cameron told Reuters.

Cameron discussed the crisis in Egypt during a telephone call with U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday evening.


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-- Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Photo: David Cameron in Switzerland on Jan. 28, 2011. Credit: Tomohiro Ohsumi / Bloomberg