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EGYPT: David Cameron visits, encourages 'democratic future'

February 21, 2011 |  8:48 am


British Prime Minister David Cameron became the first foreign leader to visit Egypt after the overthrown of longtime leader Hosni Mubarak, meeting on Monday with his counterpart, Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik.

Cameron said Egypt must do more to show it has a democratic future following the fall of Mubarak.

"I think they have to do more to show people that those people can have confidence that Egypt is going to have an open and democratic future," Cameron told Sky News.

"That will be good for people in Egypt but good for everyone in this region as well," Cameron said.

--  Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Photo: Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik, left, meets with British Prime Minister David Cameron  on Monday in Cairo.  Credit: Reuters