Clinton to talk about situation in Cairo

08:34, March 16, 2011      

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Cairo Tuesday to talk about developments in the region and the situation in Egypt, including the upcoming presidential elections.

It is Clinton's first visit to Egypt after the resignation of the country's ex-President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak.

She is expected to spend two days in Egypt and meet with Marshall Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, the chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, as well as Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf and Foreign Minister Nabil El-Araby.

According to local media, Clinton plans to visit Tahrir square and to meet representatives of the protesters and a member of the Muslim Brotherhood at the U.S. embassy in Cairo.

Clinton arrived in Cairo after an overnight stop in Paris for talks on Libya. Before leaving Paris, she met with the representatives of the Libyan rebel Transitional National Council, which has been calling for a no-fly zone in Libya and airstrikes against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Source: Xinhua

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