From CNCB Africa
US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Egypt for a stopover of a few hours before he was to start on a frantic tour to Jordan, France and Belgium to co-ordinate a response to the crisis in Iraq.
Kerry’s visit to Egypt had not been announced in advance. He met with President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, and then held a joint press conference on Sunday evening with his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry.
At the conference, Kerry said that 10 Apache helicopters would be delivered to Egypt’s government “very soon” to enable it to step up the military pressure on jihadist groups operating in the Sinai, and told reporters that Sisi had the US’s “strong support for upholding the universal rights and freedoms of all Egyptians, including freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association.”
Written by Francois Conradie /Read more at CNCB Africa