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By Godfrey Olukya 18-7-2013

European Union’s, (EU) high representative for foreign affairs and security policy Vice President of the Commission, Catherine Ashton
yesterday started his official visit to Egypt .

According to a statement issued by EU, while in Egypt she will meet with interim President Adly Mansour, interim Prime Minister Hezam Beblawy and other members of the interim government, and will hold talks with other political forces and representatives of civil society.

Before her trip, Catherine Ashton said: “I am going to Egypt to reinforce our message that there must be a fully inclusive political
process, taking in all groups which support democracy. I will underline that Egypt needs to return as rapidly as possible to its
democratic transition. The EU is determined to help the Egyptian people on their journey to a better future of real freedom and
economic growth.”

Egypt which experienced a military coup recently has experienced a series of riots in which a couple of people have been killed.

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