January 30, 2014 at 10:00 am
A spokesperson for the German Foreign Ministry announced: "Germany has reiterated its demands to the Egyptian authorities to release President Mohammed Morsi and to stop all forms of violence.
This will help calm the situation and enable a serious dialogue to start to achieve a fair reconciliation. Germany is disappointed with Egypt's interim government led by Hazem Al-Beblawi and its hard line position towards the opposition, arresting anyone with political influence. Therefore the German Foreign Ministry has decided to suspend all collaboration with Egypt's interim government."