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Brussels, 25 June 2012
Message of congratulations from President Barroso to Mr Mohamed Morsi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt
"I would like to congratulate you, on behalf of the European Commission, on your election as the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt.
For the first time in history, Egyptians have been able to choose their President in a democratic process. This is a major milestone in Egypt’s political transition.
I hope that under your leadership Egypt will see through further socio-economic reforms and that all Egyptians will be able to enjoy their full democratic rights and fundamental freedoms.
I look forward to working closely with you and the executive and reiterate the European Commission’s support in addressing Egypt’s political, economic and social challenges."