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Senator Kerry to meet Brotherhood's Morsi

US delegation headed by Senator John Kerry in Cairo to meet officials and VIPs to discuss democratisation and upcoming presidential elections

Ahram Online, Tuesday 1 May 2012
Mohammed Morsi
Mohammed Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate (Photo: AP)
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Mohamed Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate and head of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), will meet Senator John Kerry, head Congress's foreign relations committee, and Ann Patterson, US Ambassador to Cairo, at the FJP headquarters on Wednesday as a part of his visit to Cairo.

The meeting was stated on the FJP's official website.

Khaled Kazzaz, an FJP member of Egypt's foreign relations committee, said, "The visit comes in the context of the US government's concern over Egypt's democratic transition, witnessing the evolution of the political scene in the transitional phase, becoming familiar with the FJP's presidential candidate and reviewing the renaissance project."

Sources at Cairo International Airport announced that Kerry was arriving from the Gulf on Tuesday evening at 7pm.

His will stay two days in Cairo before continuing a regional tour.

Sources stated that the airport received a signal from the US embassy that Kerry was arriving as head of the delegation.

The US delegation will meet a number of officials and VIPs in order to discuss the latest developments in the democratisation process and in light of upcoming presidential elections.

Kerry will also discuss US aid to Egypt.

The senator will additionally discuss regional developments, especially in Syria, Sudan and the Israel/Palestine.

Kerry's last visit to Cairo was on 10 December.

Kerry has made several visits to Cairo since the January 25 revolution.

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John Flaherty
17-07-2012 02:49pm
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Significance of Kerry's Visit
By meeting very publicly with Morsi, but not with any secular candidate, and certainly never meeting with Shafiq, Kerry -- a key US foreign policy operative -- was telling Egyptians that the State Department favored a Brotherhood victory. Kerry also met with the Brotherhood in December; same goal. Islamists like the Brotherhood and the Iranian mullahs are very useful to colonialists, and they are loved by the Vatican for the darkness they bring. (Birds of a feather flock together.)
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Free Lady
03-05-2012 01:43pm
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Uncle Sam and its Agents.
I wish one day we will not see these agents to dictate us in our internal matters. Our leaders will also show self respect rather than trying to please these people.
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