Kerry in Egypt to press for political consensus

Sunday, 03 March 2013 - 18:53



US Secretary of State John Kerry urged bickering Egyptian political leaders to forge a consensus to pave the way for aid that could help lift their country out of its deep economic crisis.


Kerry's visit comes with Egypt deeply divided between President Mohamed Morsi's mainly Islamist allies and a wide-ranging opposition that accuses Morsi of failing to address the country's economic needs and political concerns.


Kerry said he would discuss with Morsi today ways in which the United States could help Egypt recover from its economic crisis.