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Obama welcomes commitments from Egypt's army
February 12, 2011 23:48
Obama discusses situation with British, Turkish, Jordanian leaders; tells them US will provide any support requested by Egyptian people.
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US President Barack Obama is welcoming the Egyptian military's commitment to a democratic civilian transition and to the country's international obligations, most notably its peace treaty with Israel.

The White House said Saturday Obama discussed the situation in Egypt during calls to British Prime Minister David Cameron, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and King Abdullah of Jordan, who's facing protests in his own country.

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The White House said Obama told the leaders the US will provide any support requested by the Egyptian people as they pursue an orderly transition to democracy.

On Friday, Obama pledged friendship and assistance to the Egyptian people after the dawn of a new political era in Cairo, stressing the importance of a fully democratic and inclusive power taking the reins of government.

“The United States will continue to be a friend and partner to Egypt. We stand ready to provide whatever assistance is necessary -- and asked for -- to pursue a credible transition to a democracy,” Obama said at the White House Friday, hours after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down after days of massive protests pushed him to leave office and place the government in control of a military council. "By stepping down," Obama added, "President Mubarak responded to the Egyptian people’s hunger for change.  But this is not the end of Egypt’s transition.  It’s a beginning."

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