India welcomes Mubarak`s decision to step down

India welcomed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak`s decision to step down and the commitment of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to ensure a peaceful transition of power in a time-bound manner.

Last Updated: Feb 11, 2011, 23:40 PM IST

New Delhi: India on Friday welcomed Egyptian
President Hosni Mubarak`s decision to step down and the
commitment of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to
ensure a peaceful transition of power in a time-bound manner.

"We welcome the decision of President Mubarak to step
down in deference to the wishes of the people of Egypt,"
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna said in a statement
while reacting to the development in Egypt.

He said: "We also welcome the commitment of the
Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to ensure a peaceful
transition of power in a time-bound manner to establish and
open a democratic framework of governance."

Noting that India had traditionally close relations
with Egypt, he wished the people of Egypt peace, stability and
prosperity.

PTI