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Press Release

U.S. Embassy Communique

February 14, 2012

The United States deeply values its longstanding partnership with Egypt and strongly supports Egypt’s transition to democracy.  Our efforts in the past and today have focused on strengthening that partnership.    We have seen media reports claiming that the U.S. is trying to undermine Egypt’s s tability or prevent it from achieving the goals of the revolution.  These reports are completely false.  The United States shares the Egyptian people’s aspirations for a democratic Egypt that is strong, stable and prosperous.    
American democracy NGO’s have been part of our efforts to support democratic transitions in dozens of countries around the world.  Their operations in Egypt have been transparent and solely intended to assist Egyptian civil society and political parties prepare for Egypt’s first genuine democratic elections.  The Egyptian government accredited NDI and IRI as witnesses during the People’s Assembly elections.