Egypt President meets UN Special Envoy to discuss Syria crisis

Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi met with United Nations and Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi at the presidential palace on Monday. According to his spokesperson, Brahimi is pleased that Egypt is restarting its quartet initiative.

Brahimi and Morsi discussed the “latest developments in the efforts undertaken to resolve the Syrian crisis”, said a statement published by the presidency on Monday evening. Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Kamel Amr also attended the meeting.

The trio discussed preparations for the upcoming Friends of Syria meeting, scheduled to be held in Amman on Wednesday. Amr is expected to attend along with his counterparts from Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, the United States, Britain, France, Germany and Italy.

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