Hundreds of Egyptians celebrate Mubarak's resignation in Khartoum

09:43, February 12, 2011      

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Hundreds of people from the Egyptian community in Sudan on Friday took to streets of the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, celebrating resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

The demonstrators, raising the Egyptian flags, shouted slogans such as "the people toppled the president" and "Egypt is free," while tens of passing cars blew their horns greeting the Egyptians.

Mamdooh Rajab, a member of the Egyptian community in Sudan, told Xinhua that "this is a historical moment. The January 25th youths have made a new history for Egypt. We have the right to be proud of this revolution."

"Egypt is now standing tall and returns to its nation away from the previous image of a gate for the Israeli settlement project for 30 years," he added.

Rajab further hailed the Egyptian military and its support of the Egyptian people, saying that "the Egyptian Army is the legal son of the people and the guardian of the homeland. It has to stand on the side of the people and support their will."

Meanwhile, the Sudanese government on Friday affirmed its respect of the Egyptian people's choice in achieving their legitimate aspirations.

"Sudan declares its welcome and respect of the choice and will of the Egyptian people to achieve their legitimate aspirations in dignity, freedom, stability and peace," the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

"Sudan affirms that the peaceful transition of power to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces expresses a pure national will that we hope it would lead to achieving the legitimate aspirations of the Egyptian people," the statement said.

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