WELLINGTON, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) — New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully on Thursday condemned the violence that has erupted in Egypt as a result of the military crackdown on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
“The use of military force against civilians is completely unacceptable and deserves strong condemnation,” McCully said in a statement.
“The New Zealand government continues to urge all parties to exercise restraint. Egypt’s future can only be secured through an inclusive political process that incorporates all parties.”
New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is advising New Zealanders against all tourist and other non-essential travel to Egypt.