By Dmitry Zhdannikov /Reuters
DAVOS, Switzerland: The future of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak hinges on the ability of the country’s leaders to understand the reasons behind unprecedented protests, a Saudi royal family member said on Wednesday.
“In Egypt, I really can’t say where this is going to go,” Prince Turki Al-Faisal, a former Saudi intelligence chief and ambassador to Britain and the United States, told Reuters Insider television.
“Whether they can catch up as leaders to what the population is aiming (for) is still to be seen,” he said.
“I think developments in Tunis took everybody by surprise,” said Al-Faisal.
“Each country has its own criteria and its own dynamics. I think we will have to wait a day or two until things clear up to wait and see how these demonstrations [in Egypt] are going to go,” he added.