NATO calls for transition, constructive regional role in Egypt

A rally in Cairo

From DPA:  NATO wants to see Egypt move towards more democracy while still playing a ‘constructive’ role in the region, the alliance’s spokeswoman said Wednesday.

‘We call on all parties to refrain from violence, and NATO urges all parties to engage without delay in an open dialogue to ensure a peaceful democratic transition with full respect of human rights,’ NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu told journalists in Brussels.

Egypt is a member of NATO’s ‘Mediterranean Dialogue,’ in which the alliance discusses security issues and supports reforms in Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia.  (photo: Getty)

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