VP to VP

bidenbig

Biden urges “credible” negotiations, reiterates “condemnation” of recent violence in phone call with Omar Suleiman Thursday.

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Vice President

February 3, 2011

Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Egyptian Vice President Omar Soliman

The Vice President today spoke by phone with Egyptian Vice President Omar Soliman, reiterating President Obama’s condemnation of the recent violence in Egypt and calling for restraint by all sides. He also restated the President’s support for universal rights, including the right to peaceful assembly, association, and speech. Vice President Biden urged that credible, inclusive negotiations begin immediately in order for Egypt to transition to a democratic government that addresses the aspirations of the Egyptian people. He stressed that the Egyptian government is responsible for ensuring that peaceful demonstrations don’t lead to violence and intimidation and for allowing journalists and human rights advocates to conduct their important work, including immediately releasing those who have been detained.

###

Subscribe to Feifei Sun on Facebook
Related Topics: News

Post a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

  • Tweets

    View More Tweets From @TIME

Your browser, Internet Explorer 8 or below, is out of date. It has known security flaws and may not display all features of this and other websites.

Learn how to update your browser