Egypt satisfied with south Sudan referendum: FM
Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Monday that Egypt is satisfied with south Sudan's referendum, whose results were announced earlier in the day, Xinhua reported.
"Egypt expressed satisfaction concerning the referendum process characterized by transparency and credibility according to reports of the international committee for observers and referendum who participated in observing the polling," said the foreign minister.
Gheit reiterated Egypt's full support for north and south Sudanese, and its respect to the southerners' will to express themselves.
He asserted on the importance of exerting international efforts to facilitate the dialogue between north and south to reach an agreement on controversial issues.
Egypt pursues to help both sides in the coming stage to achieve economic development and re-establishment, and would prompt south Sudan's future cooperation with neighboring countries, he said.
South Sudan Referendum Commission (SSRC) on Monday announced the final results of the south Sudan referendum, saying that 98.83 percent of the voters have voted for separation of the region while 1.17 percent voted for unity.