World Bulletin/News Desk
President Barack Obama has invited Egypt's newly elected president, Mohamed Mursi, to visit the United States in September, an Egyptian official said on Sunday, reflecting the new ties Washington is cultivating with the region's Islamists.
"President Obama extended an invitation to President Mursi to visit the United States when he attends the U.N. General Assembly in September," Egyptian aide, Yasser Ali, said after Mursi met U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns.
Burns did not mention the invitation at a news conference earlier.
Washington shifted policy last year to open formal contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood, the group behind Mursi's win. Mursi formally resigned from the group when he won the presidency.
In the past 24 hours illegal armed groups carried out 120 attacks on government positions.
Sisi says he is committed to democracy in Egypt, a strategic U.S. ally with influence across the Arab world.
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