Mubarak must stay during transition: US envoy

Munich (Germany), Feb 5 (AFP) Egyptian leader HosniMubarak, an "old friend" of the United States, should stay inoffice during a democratic transition, President BarackObama''s special envoy Frank Wiser said today.

"The president must stay in office in order to steerthose changes through," Wisner, who met Mubarak this week,told the Munich Security Conference via video link. "PresidentMubarak''s continued leadership is critical.

"It''s his opportunity to write his own legacy. He hasgiven 60 years of his life to the service of his country, thisis an ideal moment for him to show the way forward." (AFP)

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