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Egypt is important ally, says White House official

Press Secretary Gibbs, stating the US recognizes the rights of Egyptians to express themselves, also called on people to abstain from violence

MENA, Thursday 27 Jan 2011
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White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says Egypt is a strong and important ally and will remain that way.

Gibbs added that Washington is closely monitoring the protests in Egypt and that US President Barack Obama recognizes the right of people to express themselves peacefully without being subjected to violence.

Gibbs called for Egyptians to refrain from violence, insisting that the right to freedom of expression should not include violence.

The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had previously said that the Egyptian government is stable and trying to find solutions for the woes of the Egyptian people.

 

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