Monday, February 21, 2011

British PM Cameron urges Egypt to prove its democratic future

British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday Egypt must do more to show it has a democratic future following the fall of former President Hosni Mubarak.

"I think they have to do more to show people that those people can have confidence that Egypt is going to have an open and democratic future," he told Sky News.

"That will be good for people in Egypt but good for everyone in this region as well."

"This is a great opportunity for us to go and talk to those currently running Egypt to make sure this really is a genuine transition from military rule to civilian rule and see what friendly countries like Britain and others in Europe can do to help," Cameron told journalists on the flight, according to the Press Association.

Cameron is due to hold talks with the head of the Armed Forces Supreme Council, Defense Minister Mohamed Tantawi, and Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq.