9 August 2013

Egypt: EU Denies Giving Up Support for Egypt

U.S. Sen. John McCain labeled the overthrow of former President Morsi a "coup," further angering anti-Morsi Egyptians. ( Resource: U.S. Senators Find No Political Solution for Egypt )

Michael Mann, a spokesperson for European Union (EU) Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton said on Thursday 08/08/2013 that the EU has no intention to stop providing help to Egypt.

Speaking to reporters after EU's envoy Bernardino Leon wrapped up a several-day visit to Egypt, Mann said that the European Union will continue helping Cairo. He also referred to possible visit by Leon to Egypt in the near future.

Mann asserted that the European mission in Egypt still working and in touch with all parties by phone. He reasserted the necessity of guaranteeing freedom in speech and peaceful protests.

The EU will continue to exert efforts and encourage people to get this inclusive dialogue going, he said.

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