EU condemns killings in Egypt

The European Union Monday condemned the violence in Egypt which has led to the death of scores of people and urged for calm and return to dialogue and the democratization process.

“EU High Representative Catherine Ashton is in contact with her counterparts to discuss the way forward. We are playing the role as we played since several months in trying to be a bridge between several parties to encourage dialogue,” Michael Mann, spokesman for Ashton, told a news conference.

“We regret very much and condemn very much the reports of the killings of the last few days. We stress again the need to have an inclusive and peaceful process,” he said.

“There are conflicting reports on what happened but and any death is regrettable and we condemn it,” he noted.

He said the EU is planning to send a political mission to Egypt soon.

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