British PM, US official in Egypt after Mubarak's resignation

09:12, February 22, 2011      

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British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in Egyptian capital Cairo on Monday, the first foreign leader to visit the country after Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak stepped down amid mass anti-government protests.

Cameron has come in a bid to reconsider Britain's neighborhood policy with southern Mediterranean states and boost transition in these countries, said Egypt's state news agency MENA.

On the same day, U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Willian J. Burns also arrived in Cairo with a delegation on a several-day visit to Egypt. He planned to meet leaders of the caretaker government and representatives of political groups in the country.

Besides, European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is to arrive in Egypt on Tuesday to discuss the current situation.

The mass protests in Egypt and Tunisia, which have swept their long-time presidents from power, sent shockwaves throughout the Arab world from north Africa to the Gulf, as unrest spread to Libya, Bahrain, Yemen and other countries.

Source: Xinhua

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