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Publié le August 16, 2013
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic
Paris, August 16, 2013

The President spoke to German Chancellor Mrs Angela Merkel on 16 August about the situation in Egypt.

They called for the violence to stop immediately and for a return to dialogue between Egyptians. Egypt must get back to a normal democratic life as quickly as possible.

The President and the Chancellor also called for urgent consultations at European level. They would like the EU foreign ministers to be able to meet swiftly next week to take stock of cooperation between the European Union and Egypt and formulate joint responses./.