Egypt FM in talks with US, Australian counterparts

The diplomats discussed the roadmap for Egypt's political transition especially the amendment of the constitution and upcoming parliamentary and presidential polls

Egypt FM in talks with US, Australian counterparts

World Bulletin/News Desk

Egypt's Foreign Minister on Friday spoke on the phone with US and Australian counterparts John Kerry and Bob Carr about a host of regional issues, including developments in the Palestinian territories, the Syria crisis and the situation in Egypt.

The diplomats discussed the roadmap for Egypt's political transition (unveiled by the army following the ouster early last month of elected president Mohamed Morsi), especially the amendment of the constitution and upcoming parliamentary and presidential polls, the Foreign Ministry said in a Saturday statement.

The phone call also tackled Egypt's bilateral relations with both the US and Australia, according to the statement.

Egypt has been in a state of turmoil since the army ousted Morsi, the country's first democratically elected head of state, on July 3 after mass protests against his presidency.

Since then, Egyptian diplomats have held extensive contacts with western and Arab officials in an effort to "explain" the domestic situation following Morsi's overthrow.

Earlier Arab and international efforts to mediate between Egypt's new rulers and the Muslim Brotherhood, the group from which Morsi hails, failed to produce any breakthroughs.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Ağustos 2013, 11:08
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