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Second US Congressional delegation arrives in Egypt

September 1, 2014 at 11:56 am

A U.S. Congressional delegation arrived Monday in Cairo for talks with senior Egyptian officials, the second visit by a U.S. Congressional delegation to the Egyptian capital within a week, sources at the Cairo airport said.

The delegation, led by chairman of the US House of Representatives Armed Services Committee Howard McKeon, landed in Cairo aboard a chartered plane for a visit, which duration is yet to be known, the sources told Anadolu Agency.

The talks between the visiting delegation and the Egyptian officials would focus on “issues on mutual concern” and the latest developments in the region, the sources noted.

Relations between Egypt and the U.S. administration soured shortly after the Egyptian military moved to oust elected president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

The U.S. then withheld part of its military and financial aid to Egypt, including the delivery of some important arms for the Egyptian army.

The Congressional delegation is the 15th that visited Egypt since Morsi’s ouster.