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Germany ponders possible invite

Tony Paterson

Published 09/02/2011 | 05:00

Politicians from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition yesterday openly supported proposals to offer the Egyptian leader, Hosni Mubarak, temporary sanctuary at a luxury clinic in Germany.

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Several MPs in Ms Merkel's conservative CDU party said they were broadly in favour of plans, allegedly put forward by Washington, to invite Mr Mubarak to Germany to undergo a health check.

"The German government should send a discreet message to Mubarak telling him that he can come to Germany if he wants," said Elmar Brok, a German conservative MEP. "

If this is a way to bring about peaceful change in Egypt, then it should be done."

His comments were echoed by other politicians. Mrs Merkl refused to be drawn on the matter. (© Independent News Service)

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