UN: Egyptian stability important for Mideast peace

February 06, 2011, Sunday/ 11:24:00

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the unrest in Egypt has "serious implications" for the Mideast peace process.

Ban, who is in Munich for an annual security conference, told a small group of reporters Sunday that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and the Egyptian government have been key in the negotiations between the Palestinians and Israel.

He says that whether Mubarak is forced out of office is up to the Egyptian people but the UN is concerned that whatever happens does not affect the stability of the country.