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McCain starts a three-day visit to Egypt to hold talks with the Egyptian president, opposition figures and members of parliament
Ahram Online, Wednesday 16 Jan 2013
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US Senator John McCain has arrived in Cairo on Wednesday for a three-day visit to meet with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Thursday and other Egyptian officials.

McCain, who arrived on Tuesday, is scheduled to hold talks with Essam Al-Haddad, the president's assistant for foreign affairs, along with a number of opposition figures and parliament members, Egyptian state-run Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported.

Talks will primarily focus on Egypt's transition to democracy as well as current developments in the region, namely the ongoing crisis in Syria and the Palestinian issue.

Last November, McCain called on the Obama administration to withhold financial aid from Egypt unless Morsi responded to opposition demands and rescind a controversial decree that was later reversed.

Second to Israel, the United States provides more than $1.9 billion in financial aid annually to Egypt, an amount which is mostly allocated to the Egyptian military.



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dr coutbis
15-01-2013 12:51pm
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mccain visit to egypt
such visit its a wast they must act not just a visit. if the usa dos not provide the right aid to but egypt economy in the right trace than the us well loos a lot in the m e.egypt needs a lone not lees than a 500 billion to get of all economics mass that is in.not aid od of 1.9 billion.its nothing today it gos to the military which is no need at all.the mass in the health.education.transportion.all service sectors.to bring the trad with usa to an exapta level to benefit boos country and we must work on free trad agreement between the usa and eg.well move boos country in the right way .to keep full interest and powerful relation.
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