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Kerry to continue conversations with Egypt leaders in 'coming days'

Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States will continue private conversations with Egyptian leaders in the 'coming days and weeks'

AFP and Ahram Online, Wednesday 19 Feb 2014
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US Secretary of State John Kerry has said he hopes to meet with Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi soon.

In a short visit to Tunisia on Tuesday, Kerry praised the Tunisian people for the "courageous path" they were on, and pledged "the United States will continue to stand beside Tunisia throughout its democratic transition," AFP reported.

While he refused to say in public what Egypt's military-appointed leaders could learn from Tunisia, he did say the United States would be continuing those conversations in private in the "coming days and weeks."

Washington has been at odds with Egypt since the military's ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July of last year amid a wave of protests against him. The US has often criticised the policies of the interim authorities and suspended $1.3 billion of annual military aid.

A recent visit by El-Sisi and Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy to Russia and talks about a possible $2 billion arms deal was largely seen by analysts as Egypt seeking an alternative ally to balance power.
 

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Aladdin, Egypt
19-02-2014 06:10pm
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Good Idea
discussion will clear some misconception about several issues. We are partners against terror. Thanks Mr. Morsi for exposing BH criminal organization and put an end to its false claims.
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SAWSAN MOSTAFA ALI
19-02-2014 05:22pm
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KERRY: GIVE UP
WE KNOW THAT OBAMA AND THE USA IS WITHDRAWING FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND MANY PLACES IN THE WORLD DUE TO ITS ECONOMIC PROBLEMS. SO GIVE UP AND FORGET YR PROJECT FOR EGYPT AND THE MIDDLE EAST. YOU WILL NEVER SUCCEED.
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