French, British leaders call for 'strong European message' on Egypt

PARIS (AFP) - France and Britain called on Friday for Europe to send a strong message on the escalating crisis in Egypt, urging the European Union to review its relations with Cairo.

The French presidency said in a statement that after talks by telephone, French President Francois Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron agreed "on the seriousness of the violence of recent days and on the need for a strong European message".