Medvedev speaks to Mubarak by phone: Kremlin

3rd February 2011, Comments 0 comments

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev spoke by phone to Egypt's leader Hosni Mubarak, expressing hope that the country would find a peaceful solution to raging unrest, the Kremlin said Thursday.

"Dmitry Medvedev expressed...hope that the current difficult period in the life of friendly Egypt would soon be overcome through a peaceful and legal settlement of the current problems," Russian news agencies quoted the Kremlin as saying.

Egypt's long-standing president Mubarak is facing mass protests calling for him to quit power, which erupted Wednesday into violent clashes between opponents and supporters of his rule.

© 2011 AFP

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