New York

6 August 2013

Readout of Secretary-General's telephone call with H.E.Mr. Nabil Fahmy, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Egypt

The Secretary-General spoke today with Egyptian Minister for Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy regarding Egypt’s transition. The Secretary-General stressed that an inclusive and peaceful political process is the only viable way forward in Egypt. He called for an end to all violence and urged the interim authorities to ensure protection of the fundamental human rights of all Egyptians, including freedom of speech and assembly. He reiterated his call for the release of Mr. Mohammed Morsy.  The Secretary-General urged Egypt's leaders to launch a genuine and credible reconciliation process.  He reminds them of their responsibility to determine the direction of Egypt's future.