Jordan's king first Arab visit since Morsi ouster

The Jordanian monarch is expected to hold talks with interim President Adly Mansour and other senior Egyptian officials to discuss bilateral relations and issues of mutual concern.

Jordan's king first Arab visit since Morsi ouster

World Bulletin/News Desk

King Abdullah II of Jordan arrived in Cairo Saturday on the first visit to Egypt by an Arab leader since the ouster of elected president Mohamed Morsi almost three weeks ago.

The Jordanian monarch is expected to hold talks with interim President Adly Mansour and other senior Egyptian officials to discuss bilateral relations and issues of mutual concern.

Abdullah was greeted at the Cairo airport by Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi.

Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, was ousted by the army on July 3 following mass demonstrations against his regime.

The army subsequently suspended the constitution and installed Mansour, the head of Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court, as interim president.

Since then, thousands of supporters have staged daily demonstrations and sit-ins to denounce what they describe as a "military coup" and demand Morsi's reinstatement.

Last Mod: 20 Temmuz 2013, 15:27
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