Prime Minister George Papandreou, in an interview with the British radio network BBC-4, expressed support for Egypt's transition to democracy without violence.

Speaking to the programme "The Word at One," Papandreou said "the violence we are observing in the past days must stop and transition must take place in a way that will bring complete democracy and freedom that, in particular, the youth of Egypt is calling for."

The Greek prime minister further said that he is in constant contact with all the Egyptian leaders, including President Hosni Mubarak to whom he conveyed the necessity for transition to democracy without violence.

Papandreou also said that he conveyed to the Egyptian president the desire of the international community as well as of the Egyptians for specific actions for the transition to democracy.