Japan Warns Against Egypt Falling into the Hands of ``Islamic Extremists``

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tokyo - (PanOrient News) Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara warned on Tuesday against Egypt falling into the hands of what he called "the radicals who could commit terrorism if Egypt doesn't join hands with the international community."

Kyodo News Agency reported that "Maehara warned against the possible rise of Islamic extremists in the event of change of the government in Egypt . Japan expects Mubarak to “exercise his leadership as much as possible to restore order in the country."

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Naoto Kan expressed hopes Egypt will form a democratic government peacefully through a process of dialogue with the people.

Kan said to Japanese reporters on Tuesday evening with regard to the Egyptian regime, ''this is a long-ruling government. A peaceful transition to a democratic government by having sufficient communication with the people is desirable.''

Photo: Japanese newspapers cover Egyptian unrest extensively

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