Time to 'bet' on democratic forces in Egypt: France

8th February 2011, Comments 0 comments

French Defense Minister Alain Juppe on Tuesday said it was time to "bet" on democratic forces in Egypt, calling for a peaceful, swift political transition.

Egyptian leaders have claimed the country faces a choice between the regime and Islamic extremists, but "it is necessary today to bet on the emergence of democratic forces," Juppe said after talks with his American counterpart, Robert Gates.

© 2011 AFP

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