Ashton meets Mansour, Sisi

Catherine Ashton, high representative of the EU for foreign affairs and security policy, has concluded a meeting with interim President Adly Mansour, which followed her talks with army chief and Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi.

Ashton meets Mansour, Sisi

World Bulletin / News Desk

Catherine Ashton, high representative of the EU for foreign affairs and security policy, has concluded a meeting with interim President Adly Mansour, which followed her talks with army chief and Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi.

During both meetings, Ashton outlined the EU's position regarding the current situation in Egypt, an EU diplomatic source told Anadolu Agency.

She listened to the assessment of Mansour and al-Sisi regarding the situation and steps to activate the army-sponsored roadmap for the future, added the source.

Ashton met earlier this morning with interim Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi.

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said that during that meet Ashton recognized that the regime of ousted President Mohamed Morsi did not meet the aspirations of the Egyptian people.

Ashton, currently on her second visit to Egypt in two weeks, will meet later with representatives of the Tamarod (Rebellion) protest group that spearheaded the campaign to ouster Morsi.

She will then meet five representatives of the National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy, a coalition of largely Islamist parties and figures, including two Muslim Brotherhood leaders.

The powerful military ousted Morsi, Egypt's first elected president, on July 3 following mass protests against his regime.

It suspended the constitution and installed Mansour, the head of the constitutional court, as interim president.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 29 Temmuz 2013, 18:06
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