White House coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf Region Philip Gordon arrived in Cairo on Saturday for a series of meetings.
David Linfield, Acting Press Attaché at the US Embassy in Cairo, said that Gordon’s visit is scheduled to last for “a few days” and he will meet with government officials, civil society representatives, political parties, and business leaders.
Linfield said Gordon’s visit will “focus on overall US-Egypt relations and will reiterate US support for Egypt’s democratic transition”.
Gordon met with Secretary General of the Arab League Nabil El-Araby on Sunday morning. The pair discussed developments of the situation in Syria, the Palestinian issue, and the latest developments in the region, reported state-owned news agency MENA.
This is Gordon’s first visit to Egypt since he assumed his role at the White House in March.