Dutch FM says the EU is concerned about Egypt’s future

Holland’s Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans affirmed here Thursday that Europeans were keen on the future of Egypt, stressing that his current visit to the country was to support the EU efforts to help create dialogue among Egyptian political factions.

In a press release by the Dutch Embassy in Cairo, Timmermans said that his discussions with Egyptian officials were very honest and straight forward, adding that it was paramount for Egyptians to seek democracy and respect of human rights.

The current tension in the country should be overcome by the will of Egyptians people, said the Dutch minister.

Timmermans met yesterday with interim President Adly Mansour, Prime Minister Hazem Al-Beblawi, Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy, and other officials.

Meanwhile, spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Dr. Bader Abdelmuti said that foreign delegations were welcomed to visit Egypt; however, no country has the right to interfere with Egypt’s internal affairs.

He affirmed that Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy was continuing to receive foreign delegations, discussing with them issues pertaining to the current situation with Egypt.

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