Ashton denies EU mediation in Egypt

Ashton underlined the need for an inclusive political process in Egypt involving all political forces

Ashton denies EU mediation in Egypt

World Bulletin/News Desk

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has called for an inclusive political process in Egypt, while denying any EU mediation aimed at resolving the ongoing political crisis triggered by elected President Mohamed Morsi's July 3 ouster by the military.

Speaking to reporters, Ashton underlined the need for an inclusive political process in Egypt involving all political forces.

Egypt has been in the throes of political turmoil since the powerful military ousted Morsi – the country's first democratically-elected leader – three months ago following massive and well-coordinated protests against his presidency.

Ashton arrived in Cairo on Tuesday for a two-day visit, her third since Morsi's ouster.

She met with interim President Adly Mansour, Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi.

Europe's top diplomat also met with Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II and Amr Moussa, head of a committee tasked with amending the constitution.

Last Mod: 04 Ekim 2013, 09:11
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