House of Lords written question – answered at on 24 July 2013.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the International Young Democrat Union in July on recent political developments in Egypt.

Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Senior Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Jointly with the Department for Communities and Local Government), Senior Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Faith and Communities) (also in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

We share the International Young Democrat Union’s concerns about recent developments in Egypt. In a statement on 8 July, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), stated that a swift return to democratic processes in Egypt was crucial. We urge all parties in Egypt to work together to agree a constitution and bring about elections that can be freely contested by all as soon as possible, and bring about a return to a civilian government.

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