Egypt's ElBaradei holds marathon meetings with regional officials

MENA, Sunday 4 Aug 2013

Interim VP holds meetings with Arab and EU officials in Cairo, discusses resolutions to Syria crisis and strategies for Egypt's transition

Egypt's interim Vice President for foreign affairs Mohamed ElBaradei met with several regional authorities on Sunday, including UN-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi.

During their meeting, ElBaradei and Brahimi discussed possible resolutions to the Syria crisis, according to a statement issued by the presidency.

In addition, ElBaradei met with UAE foreign minister Abdullah Bin Zayed to discuss strategies for supporting Egypt during the transitional period.

Bernadino Leon, the EU's special representative for the southern Mediterranean, also met with ElBaradei on Sunday.

ElBaradei, former head of the nuclear watchdog IAEA and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was sworn in as interim vice president on 14 July following the popularly-backed army removal of former president Morsi on 3 July. 

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