Hon Murray McCully
Minister of Foreign Affairs
2 February 2011
McCully welcomes a new beginning for Egypt
Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray McCully today welcomed the restraint shown by all sides in the demonstrations
currently taking place in Cairo and other major cities in Egypt.
"The Egyptian people have expressed their deep-seated desire for change and we are encouraged that it seems to be
happening peacefully," he said.
Following President Mubarak’s announcement this morning to step down as President in September's elections, Mr McCully
commented: "The President’s announcement is an opportunity for all Egyptians to make a new beginning together."
"There are now opportunities for thorough reform and it is positive to see the President indicating that this will
happen," Mr McCully said.