UK in close contact with Egypt's government and opposition
The UK government has confirmed contacting all parties of the political crisis in Egypt
Amer Sultan, London, Thursday 6 Dec 2012
UK Foreign Secretary William Hague has said the only way of solving the current political crisis in Egypt is through dialogue.
“We are in close contact with both the Egyptian authorities and leaders of the opposition,” Hague confirmed in statement. He added: "We urge all parties to resolve their differences through a process of dialogue which allows all voices to be heard.”
London expressed its “concern” by reports of violent clashes following earlier peaceful protests in Cairo. It urged all sides to show restraint.
Hague reiterated his country's commitment to supporting Egypt’s political transition and strengthening its democracy. He called on the Egyptian authorities to “make progress on transition in an inclusive manner, which allows for a constructive exchange of views.”