Egypt's authorities must talk to population: Japan PM

29th January 2011, Comments 0 comments

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Saturday urged Egyptian authorities to quickly start listening to the demands of the people in order to calm popular unrest.

"Egypt is a country playing an important role for peace and stablity in the Middle East and entire Africa, and we appreciate that," Kan told political and economic leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

"Currently the society of Egypt is in an unstable situation and President Mubarak has announced his intention to reform.

"I hope the government will start dialogue with many people immediately to get the full support and participation of the people and hope it can immediately restore political stability and peaceful civil life in Egypt."

© 2011 AFP

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