Egypt asks Swiss for help finding regime's assets

The Swiss government says Egypt has asked for assistance in locating assets belonging to members of the regime led by ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

Swiss Justice Ministry spokesman Folco Galli declined Wednesday to say whether the request concerns assets belonging to Mubarak himself.

Last week the Swiss government froze any assets in Switzerland belonging to Mubarak, his wife, their two sons, their sons' wives, Mubarak's brother-in-law and five senior politicians belonging to the ousted leader's NDP party.

Galli says the Egyptian request is being examined. If it meets legal requirements, the Justice Ministry will then decide which Swiss authorities should deal with it.