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US Under-secretarty Burns begins Egypt visit

William Burns, the US under-secretary of State, arrives in Cairo today in the the first visit by an American official since Mubarak's ouster from power

Ahram Portal, Monday 21 Feb 2011
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Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns arrived in Egypt today, the first American official to visit the country since former president Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down by a popular revolt.

Burns’ three-day visit will include meeting with members of the Egyptian Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq and a number of representatives of the January 25 youth uprising.

Moreover, his visit is intended to provide assistance to Egypt during the next phase of its revolution.

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