The World Welcomes A Post-Mubarak Egypt Leaders around the world are offering words of support to the Egyptian people and a sense of the challenges ahead. Host Scott Simon reports on the reaction of world leaders to the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
NPR logo

The World Welcomes A Post-Mubarak Egypt

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/133709011/133708988" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
The World Welcomes A Post-Mubarak Egypt

The World Welcomes A Post-Mubarak Egypt

The World Welcomes A Post-Mubarak Egypt

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/133709011/133708988" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Leaders around the world are offering words of support to the Egyptian people and a sense of the challenges ahead. Host Scott Simon reports on the reaction of world leaders to the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

SCOTT SIMON, host:

Back to our main story, the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Leaders around the world are offering words of support to the Egyptian people and a sense of the challenges ahead.

British Prime Minister David Cameron said: Egypt now has a really precious moment of opportunity to have a government that can bring the country together.

Iran's Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi was quoted on state television as saying, "I congratulate the great Egyptian nation for this victory and we share their happiness. We hope that the civil movement in Egypt can complete its victory through resistance, and by a strong will that it can successfully reach all its demands."

Senior Israeli officials, speaking of Mubarak's resignation, said: It's too early to foresee how it will affect things. We hope that the change to democracy in Egypt will happen without violence and that the peace accord will remain.

Finally, this from the foreign minister of Bahrain, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa: Egypt takes the Arab world into a new era. Let's make it a better one.

You're listening to WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News.

Copyright © 2011 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.