Egypt's top prosecutor requested on Monday the freezing of the foreign assets of ousted President Hosni Mubarak and his family, announced state TV.

Officials said the prosecutor general asked the Foreign Ministry to contact countries around the world so they can freeze his assets abroad. The President's domestic assets were frozen soon after he stepped down, they added. The freeze applies to Mr. Mubarak, his wife, his two sons and two daughters-in-law, said the officials.

The announcement came as British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in Cairo, the first trip of a world leader since Mr. Mubarak's fall. He said he would talk to those in charge to ensure “this really is a genuine transition” to civilian rule.

State media on Sunday had quoted Mr. Mubarak's legal representative as saying the former President had submitted to authorities a declaration that he had no assets abroad.

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