U.S. President Barack Obama is encouraging Egyptian President Mohammed Morsy to respond to concerns being voiced by throngs of protesters seeking his removal from office.

The White House confirmed in a statement on Tuesday that Mr Obama called Mr Morsy on Monday while travelling in Africa. The call came as Egypt’s military said, Mr Morsy must meet the demands of millions of protesters who have taken to the streets.

The statement said Mr Obama told Mr Morsy that the United States is committed to the democratic process in Egypt and does not support any single party or group. The statement also said Mr Obama underscored to Morsy that the current crisis can only be resolved through a political process.

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