Pro-Morsi alliance to meet EU's Ashton

The National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy has delegated five of its leaders to meet Catherine Ashton, high representative of the EU for foreign affairs and security policy, currently visiting the country.

Pro-Morsi alliance to meet EU's Ashton

World Bulletin / News Desk

The National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy has delegated five of its leaders to meet Catherine Ashton, high representative of the EU for foreign affairs and security policy, currently visiting the country.

"We will be represented by Mohamed Mahsoub (former legal affairs minister), Amr Darrag (former international cooperation minister), Mohamed Ali Beshr (former local government minister), Mahmoud Taha (a leading Islamist) and (former) prime minister Hisham Qandil," the Alliance said in a statement on Monday.

The Alliance, a coalition of largely Islamist parties and groups supportive of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, insisted that its peaceful demonstrations and sit-ins in Rab'a al-Adaweya and Nahda Square would continue.

The meeting is scheduled for Monday 5:30 Cairo local time and comes at the request of the European diplomat, currently on her second visit to Egypt in less than two weeks.

Ashton, high representative of the EU for foreign affairs and security policy, has already met interim Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi and was heading for a meeting with army chief and Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi.

During her first visit Ashton also met with Darrag and Beshr, both Muslim Brotherhood leaders, along with Morsi's premier Hisham Qandil.

The powerful military ousted Morsi, Egypt's first elected president, on July 3 following mass protests against his regime.

It suspended the constitution and installed Mansour, the head of the constitutional court, as interim president.

Last Mod: 29 Temmuz 2013, 13:18
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