Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi reiterated during a visit to the EU on Thursday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must step down as "a president that kills his own people is not acceptable."
At a news briefing, Morsi interjected to state "this is completely agreed upon" when European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso told reporters after talks between the two sides that "we are also adamant that Assad should go."
"A president that kills his own people is not acceptable," said Barroso.
"There is no place for a president who is killing his people," interjected Morsi.
Responding later to questions from the press, Morsi for his part said: "We want to end the bloodshed."
"We think there is a need today to have a regime change in Syria, that is what we agreed," he added.- Sapa-AFP