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Moroccan FM warns `Arab spring' can quickly end

Moroccan FM warns `Arab spring' can quickly end

Morocco's foreign minister is warning that the current "Arab spring" can quickly end if the transitions in Egypt and Tunisia don't lead to real democracy.
Taieb Fassi-Fihri says he plans to tell U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at a meeting Wednesday in Washington that the Group of Eight major industrialized countriesshould launch a new initiative to ensure that democratic principles and institutions are entrenched in Tunisia and Egypt.
In an interview Tuesday evening with the Associated Press, he said Morocco is "very enthusiastic" about the "Arab spring." But he cautioned that the Arab world has a mix of political systems from monarchies to political dictators to one-party systems, and there are risks.


Updated : 2021-01-19 07:03 GMT+08:00