Belgian FM in Cairo for talks on Egypt crisis

Reynders' visit comes a day after EU member-states agreed to suspend the export license for any equipment that could be used against protesters.

Belgian FM in Cairo for talks on Egypt crisis

World Bulletin/News Desk

Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders arrived in Cairo Thursday on his first visit to Egypt since last month's ouster of elected President Mohamed Morsi.

The top Belgian diplomat will hold talks with Egyptian officials regarding the solution of Egypt's political crisis, diplomatic sources told Anadolu Agency.

In pre-arrival statements, Reynders said his visit aims to hold talks with Egyptian officials and Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Arabi in order to convey the Belgian and European views to Egyptian authorities.

The Belgian minister voiced hope that calm will be restored to Egypt and reiterated that Egyptians should reach a solution to the crisis.

Reynders' visit comes a day after EU member-states agreed to suspend the export license for any equipment that could be used against protesters.

Egypt has been in the throes of political violence since the July 3 ouster of elected President Mohamed Morsi by the army after mass demonstrations against his regime.

Last week, Egyptian security forces violently dispersed two pro-Morsi protests camps in Cairo, leaving hundreds of people dead and injured thousands.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Ağustos 2013, 13:50
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