Concerning the situation in Egypt, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle issued the following statement in Berlin today (6 December):
I am deeply shocked by the news from Cairo. Violence has no place in domestic political disputes. I call on all sides to let prudence and reason prevail.
The constitutional process should serve to bring together the Egyptian people, to unite Egypt. Increasingly, however, we are seeing that this process is accompanied by social and political divide. This causes us great concern.
The political differences in Egypt must be resolved through dialogue. We call on everyone involved to enter into a dialogue and work towards a political solution so that this dispute can be overcome.
What Egypt needs now is for the rule of law to be upheld and all sectors of society to be included in politics.