Egypt cancels visa fees for Syrians

Egypt said on Monday, July 22 it would cancel visa fees for Syrians, the latest effort to ease diplomatic tensions between the two Arab states after the army ousted President Mohamed Morsithis month.

Mursi, a member of the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood, had cut off diplomatic relations with Syria, led by Shi’ite President Bashar al-Assad, last month at a rally packed with hardline fellow Islamists calling for holy war in Syria.

Egypt’s army-backed administration that replaced Morsihas since tried to distance itself from his position, which analysts say could signal a desire to return to a role as a more neutral broker in the civil war.

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