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Ashton calls on Egyptian police forces to show restraint

EU foreign affairs head Catherine Ashton on Monday said that the European Union "stands ready to assist Egypt now and, of course, into the future."
She called on Egyptian police forces to show restraint in order to avoid further violence and loss of life.
Ashton called for open dialogue between the Egyptian leadership and the opposition parties.
"The legitimate grievances of the Egyptian people should be responded to – their aspirations for a just, for a better future should be met with urgent, concrete and decisive answers and with real steps," Ashton stated.
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