Merkel welcomes Mubarak exit as 'historic change'
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."
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