Ban urges peaceful transition in Egypt; meets with Ambassador

World leaders are calling for a peaceful transition to democracy in Egypt, but warn that rushing the process could worsen the crisis and destabilize the region.

demonstration in Egypt

demonstration in Egypt

At a security conference in Munich, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said the Egyptian people should be the ones deciding to make the necessary changes and reforms as soon as possible. He also said he hopes the leaders of Egypt heed the calls of their own people.

Ban will meet with the Egyptian Ambassador on Monday at the United Nations.

Meanwhile, in Tahrir Square in Egypt anti-government protesters dug in for a 14th straight day while President Hosni Mubarak’s cabinet held its first full meeting since the start of the demonstrations.

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