Catherine Ashton wraps up visit to Egypt

Author : Mircea Birca | Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Posted in category Eurasia, Eurasia News
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EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton met Egypt’s ousted Islamist president on Tuesday, saying he was “well,” but the country’s political crisis seemed no closer to resolution despite her efforts.

Neither the interim government nor supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi showed any indication that they had shifted their positions after talks with Ashton, who left Cairo on Tuesday.

Ashton became the first person to officially visit Morsi since his July 3 ouster, holding two hours of talks with him at an undisclosed location early Tuesday.

“Morsi is well,” she told reporters.

“He has access to information in terms of TV, newspapers, so we were able to talk about the situation and we were able to talk about the need to move forward.

“We had a friendly, open and very frank discussion,” she added, declining to characterise Morsi’s comments or give details of where he is being held.


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