Egypt faces 'critical moment in transition'

2014-06-22 13:31
John Kerry. (Jacquelyn Martin, AP)

John Kerry. (Jacquelyn Martin, AP)

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Cairo - Egypt is facing a "critical moment" in its transition to democracy, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday as he arrived in Cairo on a surprise trip.

"Obviously this is a critical moment of transition in Egypt, enormous challenges," Kerry said as he met new Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri.

He was also due to meet President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and vowed "the US is very interested in working closely" with the new government "in order to make this transition as rapidly and smoothly as possible".

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