Ashton: EU prefers all parties take part in political process in Egypt

High Representative of EU Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton said in a press conference Thursday that the EU respects the will of the Egyptian people and is trying to find a way for Egyptian people to enjoy democracy. 
Ashton added that she felt that everybody is willing to move forward in the right way.
She said that she had met with Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sissi and expressed condolences for the death of Egyptian soldiers.
Ashton stressed during her meeting with officials the need to establish a comprehensive political process in Egypt. 
Ashton also said the EU is not interfering in Egypt's internal affairs but prefers to involve all parties in the political process.
Ashton declined to comment on calls demanding that Sissi run for president. She pointed out that Egyptians have to decide on that issue and insependently determine their future.
Ashton said that the EU is no mediator between the government and the Muslim Brotherhood, adding that the EU prefers all parties take part in the political process.
Ashton denied any contact with Mohamed ElBaradei.

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