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Germany protests to Egypt over think-tank raid

Germany protests to Egypt over think-tank raid

German officials have complained to the Egyptian ambassador over what they describe as an unacceptable raid on the Cairo office of a German think-tank.
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation, which has links to Chancellor Angela Merkel's party, was among 10 pro-democracy organizations whose offices were raided on Thursday.
German Foreign Ministry spokesman Andreas Peschke said Egypt's ambassador in Berlin was summoned to the ministry on Friday.
Peschke said he was told that it was "unacceptable for the work of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Egypt to be hindered in this way" and that Berlin believes authorities' actions go against the spirit of a German-Egyptian agreement in August on a partnership to support building Egyptian democracy.


Updated : 2021-06-24 09:12 GMT+08:00