Ashton meets ousted Egyptian president for two hours

Continuing her efforts to broker the Egyptian crisis, EU foreign policy executive Catherine Ashton flew out of Cairo in a military helicopter late Monday to meet ousted president Mohamed Morsi at an undisclosed location. He has been held incommunicado since Egypt’s July 3 coup. Tuesday, she met interim president Adli Mansour and military leader Gen. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to urge his release. The Muslim Brotherhood has called for a million-man march Tuesday night and said there would be no let-up in their protests. Ashton said Morsi is in good health and has access to the news.

 

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