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President Mohamed Morsi

In his first visit to Europe, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi met with HR/VP Catherine Ashton as well as both President Barroso and President Van Rompuy. In their meeting, the High Representative and President Morsi discussed the political situation in Egypt and the next steps in the transition. In relation to the Egyptian economy, a new EU-Egypt Task Force was announced. The Task Force will take place in November and will illustrate the new Egypt's decision to have Europe as its main partner as well as Europe's renewed engagement with Egypt. Ashton and Morsi also discussed the situation in Syria and also the recent attacks on foreign embassies.


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Taken on September 13, 2011