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US to continue support Egypt's regime: Kerry

Nov 3 2013, 5:54pm CST | by IANS

Cairo, Nov 4 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry, during his first visit to Egypt since the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi, confirmed Sunday that his country would continue its cooperation with Egypt's interim government.

Cairo, Nov 4 — US Secretary of State John Kerry, during his first visit to Egypt since the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi, confirmed Sunday that his country would continue its cooperation...

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US to continue support Egypt's regime: Kerry

Nov 3 2013, 5:54pm CST | by IANS

Cairo, Nov 4 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry, during his first visit to Egypt since the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi, confirmed Sunday that his country would continue its cooperation with Egypt's interim government.

Cairo, Nov 4 — US Secretary of State John Kerry, during his first visit to Egypt since the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi, confirmed Sunday that his country would continue its cooperation with Egypt's interim government.

Kerry described Egypt as a "vital partner" at a joint press conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy, held directly after their meeting. He emphasised that the US is committed to working with the interim government and supporting Egyptians, Xinhua reported.

Relations between the two countries have been deteriorating since the ouster of Morsi and they further soured Oct 9 when the US suspended its annual military assistance of $1.3 billion to its Middle East ally.

Fahmy had previously said in an interview that there was "unrest" between Egypt and the US after the aid suspension, saying the strain could affect the whole Middle East.

Kerry attempted to soften the diplomatic tone by stressing that US-Egypt ties should not be "defined by assistance".

He added that the suspension of aid, which came after the military toppled the country's first democratically-elected president July 3, was not a punishment but a reflection of US foreign policy.

"(US) President Barack Obama has worked very hard to be able to make sure that (the suspension of aid) will not disrupt the US relations with Egypt," Kerry said, noting that the topic was mentioned "very briefly" during their meeting.

Commenting on the difficulties facing Egypt, Kerry urged that the political transition be democratic and transparent. "A democratically re-elected government should be brought about by free, fair and inclusive elections," Kerry said.

"We condemn the acts of violence against churches, against worshippers and that on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula," he added, denouncing the rise in attacks against religious minorities and police institutions.

He further said the US plans to work with the Egyptian government and the military to fight against terrorism and to restore security in Sinai.

Kerry reportedly held talks later with other top officials including interim President Adly Mansour, Military Chief General Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi and other leaders.

Egypt is the first leg of Kerry's nine-day trip to the Middle East, north Africa, and Europe.

The visit was on the eve of the trial of Morsi and 14 other senior Islamist leaders. They are facing charges of inciting violence and killing protesters. The trial could be Morsi's first public appearance since his downfall.

Morsi, who hails from the Islamist organisation the Muslim Brotherhood, was ousted following massive nationwide protests against his one-year rule. He was arrested by the military and has been held in an undisclosed location.

Kerry's last visit to Egypt was in March when he urged Morsi's administration and other political parties to compromise and restore national unity, political stability and economic reforms in the Arab world's most populous nation.

According to the government's transitional roadmap, Egypt will hold parliamentary and presidential elections at the beginning of next year and early next summer, respectively.

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