Press Trust of India
Washington, 10 July
US President Barack Obama made phone calls to
the leaders of Qatar and
the United Arab Emirates
to discuss the current volatile situation in Egypt, where democratically elected
president Mohammed Mursi was overthrown by the
powerful military, triggering a wave of violent protests.
In both the calls yesterday, the three leaders expressed concern over the ongoing violence in Egypt and agreed on the need for all Egyptian leaders to discourage violence.
President Obama and Qatar Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani discussed the recent developments in Egypt, noting the use
of force and incitement to violence by any party
is unacceptable, the White House said.
“The President and Emir Tamim agreed that a political process that includes participation by all parties and groups is critical for Egypt’s stability.
“They affirmed that
the United States and Qatar will remain actively engaged with all sides in Egypt
to promote a quick and responsible return to a sustainable, democratically elected civilian government,” the White House said.
During their talks, President Obama and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed
Al Nahyan shared their
concerns about the ongoing violence in Egypt along with increased political polarisation and agreed
on the need for all Egyptian leaders to avoid incitement and discourage violence.