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Egypt's FM and US Secretary of State Kerry discuss regional issues

The US has recently released to Egypt military aid that was suspended after the ouster of Morsi in 2013

Ahram Online , Sunday 5 Apr 2015
John Kerry and Egypt
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Egypt's Foreign Minster Sameh Shukri, 22 June, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri and US Secretary of State John Kerry discussed on Sunday the developments of the military campaign in Yemen, the security situation in Libya and the Iran nuclear deal.

In a phone call from Kerry, the two top diplomats addressed regional instabilities and the ongoing fight against terrorism, a spokesman for Egypt's foreign ministry Badr Abdel-Aati told Al-Ahram Arabic news website.

On Tuesday, Washington released to Cairo military aid that was suspended after the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, pending the completion of a democratic transition in Egypt.

The US said it would be sending 12 F-16 fighter jets, 20 missiles and up to 125 tank kits, while continuing to request from Congress $1.3 billion in military assistance for Egypt.

The relations between Egypt and its long time ally the US were at odds as a result of Morsi's ouster in 2013 and the subsequent crackdown on his supporters.

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