Merkel welcomes Mubarak exit as 'historic change'

11th February 2011, Comments 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the decision of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Friday to resign and hand power to senior military commanders as an "historic change".

"We are witnessing a historic change. I call on those who now bear the responsibility and will bear the responsibility to make the developments in Egypt irreversible," she told reporters.

"I rejoice with the people in Egypt."

© 2011 AFP

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