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Obama's Remarks on the Situation in Egypt, February 10, 2011

Speaker: Barack Obama
Published February 10, 2011

President Obama gave these remarks on February 10, 2011 in Marquette, Michigan, several hours before Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was scheduled to give a speech addressing the issue of the Mubarak presidency.

"What is absolutely clear is that we are witnessing history unfold. It's a moment of transformation that's taking place because the people of Egypt are calling for change. They've turned out in extraordinary numbers representing all ages and all walks of life. But, it's young people who've been at the forefront. A new generation, your generation, who want their voices to be heard. So, going forward, we want those young people, and we want all Egyptians to know America will continue to do everything that we can to support an orderly and genuine transition to democracy in Egypt."

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