Egypt asks Swiss for help finding regime`s assets

The Swiss government says Egypt has asked for assistance in locating assets belonging to members of the regime led by ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

Last Updated: Feb 16, 2011, 20:49 PM IST

Geneva: The Swiss government says Egypt
has asked for assistance in locating assets belonging to
members of the regime led by ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

Swiss Justice Ministry spokesman Folco Galli declined
today to say whether the request concerns assets belonging to
Mubarak himself.

Last week the Swiss government froze any assets in
Switzerland belonging to Mubarak, his wife, their two sons,
their sons` wives, Mubarak`s brother-in-law and five senior
politicians belonging to the ousted leader`s NDP party.

Galli says the Egyptian request is being examined. If
it meets legal requirements, the Justice Ministry will then
decide which Swiss authorities should deal with it.

PTI