France, Germany call for EU meeting on Egypt

August 16, 2013 16:34

PARIS - French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel want European Union foreign ministers to meet next week to discuss the bloc's cooperation with Egypt, Hollande's office said in a statement.

Hollande and Merkel, who spoke on the phone two days after an assault by security forces on Muslim Brotherhood protesters that killed hundreds, "called for an immediate end to violence and a return to dialogue between Egyptians," the statement said.

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