Senator John Kerry visits Egypt for talks

Hatem Maher , Sunday 20 Mar 2011

American senator John Kerry arrives in Cairo just a few days after his controversial comments over Hosni Mubarak’s wealth

John Kerry

US senator John Kerry arrived in Cairo on Sunday for talks with Egypt’s military rulers, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, and Prime Minister Essam Sharaf.

Kerry will also meet Foreign Minister Nabil El-Arabi and Arab League chief Amr Moussa to discuss the latest political developments in Egypt and Libya.

An estimated 25 million people cast their votes in Egypt’s constitutional referendum on Saturday in the country’s first democratic process in decades, according to political analysts.

The Libyan government, meanwhile, was subjected to an attack by western forces after Muammar Gaddafi’s troops broke a ceasefire they declared on Friday.

Kerry recently stirred controversy after saying that the US had frozen more than $30bn of assets belonging to ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.

However, his spokesman told the Washington Times a few hours later that Kerry had mistakenly referred to Mubarak instead of Gaddafi.

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