Morsi, Ashton Discuss Egypt-EU Relations


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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi met on Wednesday, November 14, with the European Union's high representative for foreign affairs and security policy Catherine Ashton at the Presidential Palace in Cairo. The officials discussed possible programs aimed at increasing the cooperation between the EU and Egypt. Their talks focused largely on investments, tourism, international politics, and regional issues of common interest.

The meeting was attended by Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr and President Assistant for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Dr Essam El Hadad.

Morsi then met with the EU delegation, headed by Ashton, where they discussed political and economic issues affecting the country after the Arab Spring. They also discussed possible ways of finding a resolution to the Syrian conflict without foreign intervention, in addition to the Palestinian Cause.

After the meeting, the Egyptian President announced that the European Union has approved a five billion euro ($6.3 billion) 'support package' to Egypt over a two year period to be disbursed through the EU's finance institutions.

Ashton participated yesterday in the second meeting of EU-Arab foreign ministers over Syria, held at the Arab League in Cairo where she affirmed that the EU is highly supportive of democracy in “Arab Spring” countries.

STORY: Morsi, Ashton Discuss Ways of Increasing Cooperation between Egypt and EU
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: November 14, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: November 14, 2012
Length: 0:0:1:21
Video Size: 67.3 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

1. Various external shot of the Presidency headquarters in Cairo
2. Various shots of the meeting of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and European Union's high representative for foreign affairs Catherine Ashton in the presence of Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr
3. Various shots of President Mohamed Morsi meeting with the EU delegation headed by Catherine Ashton
4. Various shots of the EU delegation during the meeting
5. Wide external shot of the Presidency headquarters in Cairo

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