US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Cairo on Saturday on the first visit of a US official to Egypt since President Mohamed Mursi was sworn in on June 30.
Clinton delivered US President Barack Obama's congratulations to Mursi on becoming the first civilian elected president for Egypt.
She also delivered Obama's invitation to Mursi to visit the United States next September.
Mursi and Clinton were holding discussions about the cooperation between both countries and Washington's contribution in assisting the Egyptian economy.
Their discussions also included the Palestinian-Israeli peace process, conditions in Syria and other regional issues.
Clinton was due to hold discussions with her Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Kamel Amr about the bilateral relations and the crisis in Syria.
Clinton is expected to visit Alexandria on Sunday where she will inaugurate the new US consulate in the city.