France urges Saudi, Qatar to help resolve Egypt crisis
PARIS, France (AFP) - France on Sunday called on Saudi Arabia and Qatar to help find a solution to the crisis in Egypt as it received senior diplomats from the two rival regional powers.
Qatar, considered an ally of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood, has strongly condemned the intervention by the authorities against the Islamist leader's supporters.
Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, has declared its support for Egypt's army-installed interim government and the stand it has taken "against terrorism".
Receiving the Saudi foreign minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal, French President Francois Hollande invoked the "duty" of countries that have "a relationship of trust and friendship (with Egypt) to end the violence" so that political dialogue can begin.