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Danish official apologises for offensive drawings
Five years after angry Muslim protests, Denmark Wednesday apologised for the printing of cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). "Denmark is against any repeat of such bids that cause rifts among people of the world," Danish Foreign MinisterLene Espersen told a joint press with Egypt's top Muslim cleric after one-hour talks.
"Denmark is keen to maintain good ties with all Muslim countries," she added as she sat next to Ahmad Al Tayeb, the Grand Shaikh of Al Azhar, which is the Sunni world's prestigious seat of learning.
The printing of drawings mocking the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in late 2005 triggered fury across the Muslim world, where some countries boycotted Danish goods in protest.
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