Brotherhood must play role in Egypt reconciliation: German FM
Ahram Online, Thursday 25 Jul 2013
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle says solution to Egypt political crisis requires participation of Muslim Brotherhood

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has urged all parties in Egypt to find a prompt solution to the country's political crisis, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Westerwelle issued a statement on Thursday stressing that Egypt’s future cannot be decided by “confrontations.”

Egypt’s democratic transition requires the Muslim Brotherhood’s inclusion in the political scene, he added. “Paving the way for a stable future will not be achieved unless the democratic transition includes all civilian leaders.”

Westerwelle’s statement comes after Egyptian army chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi called for mass protests on Friday to give the military a mandate to combat "violence and terrorism."

Presidential spokesperson Ahmed El-Muslimani stated on Wednesday that the presidency backed El-Sisi's call for protests.

"Egypt has already started a war on terrorism. El-Sisi's call for protests is to protect the revolution and the state," El-Muslimani added.