14 May 2013

Egypt: White House Official Pledges U.S. Support for Nation

In a visit to Cairo, Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for the Middle East Philip Gordon reaffirmed the importance of bilateral relations and U.S. support for Egypt's transition to democracy.

The top U.S. official highlighted Egypt's role in "promoting regional peace and security", in his meeting with Egyptian government representatives, businessmen and political party and civil society leaders.

Gordon stressed "the importance of inclusive government and the protection of universal rights and freedoms for all Egyptians, including women and people of all faiths," said a post on the official Facebook account of the U.S. mission in Cairo.

He promised that the U.S. government would continue to support Egypt in its efforts to revive its economy, which has suffered dramatically since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in a 2011 uprising.

Egypt is currently trying to secure a $ 4.8 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund.

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