Egypt, Britain discuss UK's Muslim Brotherhood 'review'

CAIRO – Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi on Wednesday received a phone call from British counterpart William Hague during which they discussed a UK government "review" of the Muslim Brotherhood's activities in Britain.

"The two ministers discussed the decision by the British prime minister [David Cameron] to review the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood in British territory and the group's links to violence and extremism," Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Badr Abdel-Ati said in a statement.

It was reported this week that Cameron had ordered an internal review of the Brotherhood's "philosophy and activities."

The UK government said the review, which is being led by British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Sir John Jenkins, sought to understand the movement and its impact on British national security.

Abdel-Ati said the two top diplomats, who are currently attending an Afro-European summit in Brussels, would remain in touch in order to "follow up on matters of mutual concern."

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