Ashton says EU to continue Egypt mediation

Catherine Ashton said that EU would continue its efforts to mediate an end to the crisis in Egypt.

Ashton says EU to continue Egypt mediation

World Bulletin / News Desk

The European Union will continue its efforts to mediate an end to the crisis in Egypt, foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on Tuesday at the end of a visit to Cairo.

Speaking alongside interim Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei, Ashton said EU diplomats would be in Egypt to continue the effort. "I will come back," she said, adding it was up to Egyptian politicians to "make the right decisions".

ElBaradei said he was optimistic sit-ins by the Muslim Brotherhood, which is protesting against the army's overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi could be ended peacefully: "Once we contain the violence that is taking place, then there will be room for a peaceful way to disband the demonstrations in different parts of the country and go into a serious dialogue," he said.

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