Looking Ahead for German-Egyptian Relations Berlin Plans for Post-Mubarak Era

After years of turning a blind eye, politicians in Germany are admitting that Berlin did too little to pressure Egypt's authoritarian regime to undertake democratic reforms. President Hosni Mubarak had long been considered a guarantor of peace in the Middle East. Now the German political establishment is considering what the next Egyptian government might bring.
Hosni Mubarak and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the Egyptian president's visit to Berlin in March 2010

Hosni Mubarak and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the Egyptian president's visit to Berlin in March 2010

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