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European Commission

Press release

Brussels, 16 July 2013

Catherine Ashton visits Egypt

Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission, visits Egypt on Wednesday.

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."

Images of the visit will be available on Europe by Satelllite website

For more details, please contact Michael Mann: +32 498 99 97 80


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