London, Feb 12 (IANS) Britain Friday welcomed the decision of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down, and said the new regime should “reflect the wishes of the Egyptian people” and move to a civilian and democratic rule.
British Prime Minister David Cameron described the happenings in Egypt Friday as “a remarkable day”, particularly for those in Tahrir Square and elsewhere “who have spoken out so bravely and so peacefully for change in their country”.
“Egypt now has a really precious moment of opportunity to have a government that can bring the people together. We stand ready to help in any way that we can. We believe it must be a government that starts to put in place the building blocks of a truly open, free and democratic society.”
According to BBC, Cameron said: “What has happened today should only be the first step. Those who now run Egypt have a duty to reflect the wishes of the Egyptian people. In particular, there really must be a move to civilian and democratic rule.”