February 1st, 2011
08:53 AM GMT
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Egypt's newly appointed finance minister Samir Radwan has urged protesters trying to topple President Hosni Mubarak's regime not to risk the country's security and prosperity for short-term gain.

In an exclusive interview, Radwan told CNN's Richard Quest that he understood the protesters' grievances and said his priority was to show that the government was responsive to the "fair demands" of the people.

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  1. Nerm

    people dont want him, the second thats demanded he needs to step down, not try to reason and tell them to calm down, like any reasonable leader who is "kicked out" example Saddam Hussein found "hiding" except he was evil.

    February 1, 2011 at 9:16 am |
  2. Zolar Drew

    It's the Finance Minister's responsibility to make sure that business goes on in Egypt despite the protests. But he prefers to be in cahoots with the oppressive Mubarak regime which now stopped movement of business and commerce by closing financial institutions, transport and communication facilities all over the country. Who is now risking the country to collapse?

    February 1, 2011 at 1:49 pm |
  3. Bill Watt

    What happens if the Government of Egypt meets the demands of the protesters in the near term or later. Where is the money for jobs coming from? How will inflation be controlled?

    February 1, 2011 at 7:45 pm |
  4. Manuel Vilhena

    Turkey as the article says is far ahead from Egypt. The finance minister wants the best for his country but that is not enough.

    February 2, 2011 at 7:45 pm |

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