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African Union delegation meets Egypt's Morsi

Delegation of senior African figures meets Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi a day after he met EU envoy Catherine Ashton

Ahram Online , Wednesday 31 Jul 2013
AU delegation meets with Egypt's army chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, (Photo: Al-Ahram).

An African Union (AU) delegation met with deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi on Tuesday.

The African Union Wise Men Committee  delegation, led by former Malian president Alpha Omar Konare, spent an hour with Morsi at an undisclosed location, state news agency MENA reported.

This is the second meeting between a foreign delegation and Morsi since he was ousted by the military on 3 July amid nationwide protests against his rule.

EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton confirmed on Tuesday that she had met Morsi for two hours late on Monday.

Earlier on Tuesday, the AU delegation met a number of Egyptian officials, including army chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and interim Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy.

Egypt was suspended from the AU following Mohamed Morsi's removal.

Egypt's interim leaders have sent six special envoys to African countries to explain their version of events.

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