COPENHAGEN, Hovedstaden, Aug 15, 2013 (AFP)
Denmark announced Thursday it has suspended development aid to Egypt, in response to the âbloody eventsâ sparked by a crackdown on the protest camps of supporters of the countryâs ousted Islamist president.
âDenmark has two projects in direct collaboration with the EgyptianÂ government and public institutions, and they are now going to be suspended,âÂ Christian Friis Bach, the development aid minister told the BerlingskeÂ newspaper.
Â âIt is in response to the bloody events and the very regrettable turn theÂ development of democracy has takenâ in Egypt, he added.
Denmarkâs aid in the two projects amounts to around 30 million kroner (fourÂ million euros, $5.3 million).
Friis Bach also called on the European Union to examine its aid to Cairo,Â and told the newspaper that Denmark plans to suspend its contribution to EUÂ funding there.
At least 300 civilians and 43 police have been killed in nationwideÂ violence over the crackdown on deposed president Mohamed Morsiâs supporters,Â Egyptian officials said Thursday.
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