Announcement

Foreign Secretary concerned by Cairo unrest

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Foreign Secretary William Hague urges all Egyptians to refrain from violence and support the Egyptian PM's call for calm.

In a statement, the Foreign Secretary said:

“I am deeply concerned by the unrest yesterday in Cairo and condemn the loss of life. I urge all Egyptians to refrain from violence and support the Egyptian Prime Minister’s call for calm. It is essential that all sides calm the situation and engage in dialogue. The freedom of religious belief is a universal human right which needs to be protected everywhere. The ability to worship in peace is a vital component of any free and democratic society.”