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FCO spokesperson comments on ongoing violence in Egypt

Foreign Office spokesperson: "The UK continues to call for an end to violence and for a return to peaceful dialogue."

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A Foreign Office spokesperson said:

We remain deeply concerned about the situation in Egypt and deplore the further loss of life today. The UK continues to call for an end to violence and for a return to peaceful dialogue.

FCO Ministers remain actively engaged in support of these objectives with their regional and international counterparts. Earlier today the Foreign Secretary discussed the situation with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu.

We will continue to work closely with our EU and international partners over the coming days in our ongoing efforts to help the Egyptian people achieve peace and a return to democratic processes.

On advice to British nationals, the spokesperson said:

The overall level of our travel advice remains unchanged. We continue to advise against all travel to the Governorate of North Sinai, and against all but essential travel to the rest of Egypt, with the exception of the Red Sea resorts. We advise all British Nationals who are in Egypt or who are planning to travel to Egypt to regularly check our travel advice.

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Published 16 August 2013