Cairo, 22 Rabiul Akhir 1434/4 March 2013 (MINA) – President Mohamed Morsy met with US Secretary of State John Kerry at Ettehadiya Palace in Cairo Sunday.
According to Egypt Independent report, A presidential source who spoke to Anadolu news agency said Morsy and Kerry discussed the current situation in Egypt. Kerry conveyed President Barack Obama’s support of the transition to democracy in Egypt.
Morsy and Kerry also discussed how the US could support the Egyptian economy, as well as the Israeli-Palestinian and Syria conflicts. Despite the United States openly supports the establishment of the State of Israel, and say Hamas is a terrorist group.
So far, the presidency has not issued any official statements on the meeting, according to Egypt Independent report received by Mi’raj News Agency (MINA), Monday.
Kerry is visiting Egypt as part of a tour that includes nine other countries. In Egypt, Kerry met with Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr, Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Arab League chief Nabil al-Araby and several Egyptian opposition figures, including Amr Moussa, a leader from the NSF.
“There must be a willingness on all sides to make meaningful compromises on the issues that matter most to the Egyptian people,” AFP quoted Kerry as telling reporters after talks on Saturday with Amr.
Mohamed ElBaradei, one of the leaders of the country’s main opposition coalition from the National Salvation Front (NSF), refused to meet with Kerry, choosing instead to speak with him by phone. About half of the 11 invited guests turned up to the U.S. embassy for the meeting.
Kerry said he had come to support the Egyptian people and not to take sides in the country’s ongoing political conflict. (T/P03/E1)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)