Russia against external pressure on Egypt: Lavrov

Lavrov was referring to US Prez Obama`s call for urgent reforms in Egypt.

Moscow: Russia on Wednesday said it was against
external pressure and ultimatums on the embattled Egyptian
leadership and sought peaceful solution of the crisis by
domestic political forces in the country.

"We do not consider it useful to produce any
recipes from outside or deliver ultimatums - it is political
forces in Egypt who should speak out," Foreign Minister Sergei
Lavrov said after his talks here with his Lithuanian
counterpart Audronius Azubalis.

Lavrov was referring to US President Obama`s call for
immediate reforms in Egypt amid mass protests seeking ouster
of President Hosni Mubarak.

"Egypt is our strategic partner and a key country
in the Middle East region. That it why we are not indifferent
to what is happening there and are interested in Egypt being a
stable, prosperous and democratic state and want today`s
socio-economic and political problems to be peacefully solved
as soon as possible," Lavrov was quoted as saying by RIA
Novosti.

The statement came after Mubarak`s announcement
that he would not seek re-election at the presidential
elections due in September.

Lavrov was referring to US President Obama`s call for
immediate reforms in Egypt amid mass protests seeking ouster
of President Hosni Mubarak.

"Egypt is our strategic partner and a key country
in the Middle East region. That it why we are not indifferent
to what is happening there and are interested in Egypt being a
stable, prosperous and democratic state and want today`s
socio-economic and political problems to be peacefully solved
as soon as possible," Lavrov was quoted as saying by RIA
Novosti.

The statement came after Mubarak`s announcement
that he would not seek re-election at the presidential
elections due in September.

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