Egypt and the West: Ten Years of Misunderstandings

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies

Author(s): Koert Debeuf

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One month after the Egyptian revolution succeeded and ousted long-time dictator Hosni Mubarak on 11 February 2011, I was in Cairo with a delegation of the European Parliament. From the reactions of many young revolutionaries we understood that they didn’t feel any support from the West in their struggle for freedom and democracy. They had done this themselves and they were proud of it. During a meeting with prime minister and later presidential candidate Ahmed Shafik, another message was given to us, surprised Europeans: “You supported Mubarak. We don’t need your help with our transition to democracy.”

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