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Clinton reaffirms US support for Egypt democratic transition

Saturday, July 14, 2012

By VOR.

EPA

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday reaffirmed Washington’s “strong” support for Egypt’s democratic transition, after talks with newly-elected President Mohamed Morsi.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has held her first meeting with Egypt’s new President, Mohammed Mursi.

“I have come to Cairo to reaffirm the strong support of the United States for the Egyptian people and their democratic transition,” Clinton told reporters at a joint news conference with Foreign Minister Mohammed Amr.

Mrs Clinton was expected to seek assurances from Mr Mursi on both foreign and domestic policy.

He has become embroiled in a constitutional crisis after trying to reinstate a parliament dissolved by the judiciary and the military.

Mrs Clinton has backed Mr Mursi, saying Egyptians should get the government they voted for.

Mr Mursi, of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, was elected in June in the country’s first ever freely contested leadership vote.

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AFP, BBC

Jul 14, 2012