Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour received Thursday 3/10/2013 visiting European Union (EU) foreign policy Chief Catherine Ashton.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed Egypt-EU ties, the latest developments in Egypt along with the EU's efforts to boost the democratic process in Egypt.
The meeting was attended by Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy, Presidential adviser Mostafa Hegazy and the EU Ambassador to Egypt James Moran.
Presidential Spokesman Ehab Badawy said that Ashton pointed out that her visit to Cairo comes as part of preparations for EU foreign ministers' meeting on October 21.
He noted that Ashton hailed the current positive conditions in Egypt and asserted that she pays great attention to supporting Egypt's economy during this stage.
Ashton underlined that the European aid to Egypt would continue, Badawy said, adding that the European official lauded Egypt's diplomatic efforts during the 68th session of the UN General Assembly.
Ashton pointed out to President Mansour that she spoke to 28 European countries about the true situation in Egypt which was misunderstood by many of them, the spokesman said.
The top European diplomat condemned the terrorist acts in Egypt and offered condolences to President Mansour for the victims of the Armed Forces and the police who were killed while fighting terrorism.
Badawy added that Ashton asserted support for the road map for Egypt's transitional period and hailed the efforts exerted by a 50-member panel tasked with amending the constitution.
She also lauded the Egyptian efforts to communicate with all active political parties and forces in the country, he said.
The presidential spokesman said that the president voiced appreciation over the EU's understanding of the reality of situation in Egypt, affirming that Egypt insists on uprooting terrorism.