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Presidency criticises foreign presence in Egypt as US senators begin visit and diplomats extend their stay
Khairat El-Shater met US Deputy Secretary of State, European Union delegate, Emirati and Qatari foreign ministers yesterday in Al-Akrab prison late Sunday night, contrary to previous government reports.
Burns, Al-Nahyan and Al-Attiyah’s visits add to the increasing diplomatic presence in Egypt, which currently includes EU special representative, Bernadino Leon.
Foreign minister stresses the need to look to the future for Egypt’s foreign policy
Deputy Secretary Burns calls for peaceful and inclusive political process
Burns, the under-secretary of state for the Middle East, has already visited Egypt once since the July 3 ouster of Morsi