The Global Greens warmly congratulate the Egyptian people and especially the militants and activists whose commitment and courage made it possible to put an end to the Mubarak regime and animated this wonderful and historic movement.
The Egyptian people have given an extraordinary example not only to the Arab people but to all people around the world.
The Greens salute the achievement of the Egyptian people in overcoming the wall of fear created by decades of repression and bringing together young people with women and representatives from all sectors of society, giving rise to a modern, inclusive and democratic movement.
The military forces that have inherited power have an enormous responsibility to cooperate directly with representatives of the democratic movement so that the claims of the street are put into practice in the best possible way. The challenge is to prevent the revolution being hijacked by religious sectarianism, or a new military regime. The interim regime should assure:
The inspirational example set by the Egyptian people inspires our struggle for democracy where this does not yet exist, has been trampled or is in danger. We hope that the respect shown to all minorities during the protests continues and deepens.
We reaffirm our hope that the new Egypt deepens its role as a force for peace and dialogue in the region, including strengthening its role as a broker for peace between the Palestinians and Israel while honouring its existing peace treaty with Israel.
As a movement of more than 80 Green parties from all parts of the world, we stand ready to put our experience in the struggle for democracy, social justice and environmental protection at the disposal of the Egyptian people.
We send special greetings to all activists inspired by the ideas of political ecology who contributed their bit to this revolution and wish the Egyptian Greens a bright future in the new Egypt.
Global Greens, 14 February 2011