AU delegates to visit Turkey to discuss Egypt crisis

The AU had suspended Egypt's membership in the pan-African body following the Egyptian army's July 3 ouster of elected President Morsi

AU delegates to visit Turkey to discuss Egypt crisis

World Bulletin/News Desk

A high-level African Union (AU) delegation will reportedly visit Turkey on Friday to assess the recent developments in Egypt.

Supporters and opponents of Egypt's first democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi have been pouring to the squares of capital Cairo since the July 3 military coup which ousted him.

Serving as a mediator to pave the way for dialogue between Egyptian parties, the delegation led by former Mali President Alpha Oumar Konare and former Djibouti Prime Minister Mohamed Dileita, will hold talks in the Turkish capital Ankara on Egypt's precarious political situation, diplomatic sources told Anadolu Agency.

The delegation previously visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Kuwait, Chad and Uganda under Konare's leadership.

The AU's Peace and Security Council had suspended Egypt's membership in the pan-African body following the Egyptian army's July 3 ouster of Morsi, an automatic measure by the body following any military interruption of constitutional rule by a member state.

Last Mod: 03 Ekim 2013, 22:05
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