Norway condemns the use of violence in Egypt
OSLO, Norway, July 28, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- “Norway condemns the use of violence in Egypt. The transitional government and the army carry a heavy responsibility to stop a downward spiral of violence,” commented Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide.
Norway is following the situation in Egypt closely and is very concerned about the latest developments. Since the army removed President Morsi from power, Norway has emphasised that the transitional government must ensure that the democratic process is put back on track as soon as possible.
“Political detainees must be released and all political groups must be given a real opportunity to participate in the democratisation of Egypt,” said Mr Eide.
“In these dramatic days for Egypt, we urge all sides to show restraint.”
“The developments over the next days will decide how Norway will view the removal of president Morsi. We are very concerned about the use of force against the protesters. The Army and the transitional government must respect the right of the Egyptian people to demonstrate in support of their views,” said Mr Eide.