Egypt says UN visit to 'better understand situation'

The Egyptian government said that visiting UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman came to "better understand the situation" in the country.

Egypt says UN visit to 'better understand situation'

World Bulletin/News Desk

The Egyptian government said that visiting UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman came to "better understand the situation" in the country.

During a meeting with interim Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi, Feltman said his visit to Egypt "aims to better understand the situation and hear the news from its sources," according to a statement issued by the government.

The UN political affairs chief reportedly voiced keenness to have a full picture of the situation in Egypt, the statement added.

Al-Beblawi, for his part, reviewed developments in Egypt which led to "a popular revolution joined by millions of Egyptians," said the statement, referring to mass demonstrations on June 30.

He explained the army-imposed roadmap for Egypt's transition, reiterating commitment to implement the plan under the specified timeframe.

Al-Beblawi also discussed the government's efforts to tackle economic problems, fulfill the urgent needs for food, medicine and fuel and restore security and stability.

Feltman arrived in Cairo on Tuesday for talks with Egyptian officials on the country's current state of unrest.

Earlier this week, a high-profile diplomatic source at the UN told Anadolu Agency from New York that Feltman's visit aimed to look into ways in which the international body might help Egypt's rival factions find a solution to the political crisis.

Egypt has been in turmoil since the army ousted elected President Mohamed Morsi, the country's first democratically elected president, after mass demonstrations against him.

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