Egypt - Violence in Cairo and Port Said (January 28, 2013)



France deplores the heavy human toll that marked both the commemoration of the 2nd anniversary of the Tahrir Square revolution and the announcement of the verdict in the trial relating to the riots at the Port Said stadium in February 2012. It reaffirms its attachment to the respect for the right to demonstrate, which must be guaranteed and monitored in order to avoid any lapses.

At a time when new institutions are being established, France calls for dialogue between all components of Egyptian society in accordance with the ideals conveyed by the revolution.