Saudi welcomes 'peaceful transition' in Egypt

AFP , Saturday 12 Feb 2011

Saudi Arabia responds to Mubarak's ousting, welcoming a 'peaceful' transition in Egypt

Saudi Arabia, a close ally of Hosni Mubarak and the United States, on Saturday welcomed the "peaceful transition of power" in Egypt, an official quoted by state SPA news agency said.

The conservative kingdom "welcomes the peaceful transition of power" and hopes "the efforts of Egypt's armed forces will bring peace and stability," he said, a day after president Hosni Mubarak's ouster.

Riyadh would support efforts to forge a "unity government" in Egypt.

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