France: Egyptians must elect revolution-minded president
By-Almasry Alyoum | 3 April 2012
Egyptians must elect the person most capable of achieving the values of the 25 January revolution in the upcoming presidential elections, French Foreign Ministry spokesperson Bernard Valero said on Monday
According to state-owned MENA news service, the statement was made during a press conference in which France explained its position on the current developments in Egypt.
Valero’s statements were made in the wake of the Muslim Brotherhood’s announcement that the group has nominated deputy Supreme Guide Khairat al-Shater to run in the upcoming presidential election.
Valero said his country will not interfere or take a stance on the issue, but that it will remain alert and vigilant concerning certain basic principles, including democratic change, respect for human rights, gender equality and respect for minorities.