Paris, February 2, 2011
Following the speech by President Mubarak, President Sarkozy reiterates his wish for a concrete transition process to be initiated without delay, allowing the people’s strongly expressed desire for change and renewal to be answered.
He calls on all Egyptian leaders to do everything to ensure this crucial process unfolds without violence.
France, who has deep and long-standing ties of friendship with Egypt, reiterates her support for the Egyptians’ aspiration to a free, democratic and diverse society. She will stand alongside all those who intend to express and satisfy these legitimate expectations in a peaceful and exemplary manner./.