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African Union delegation meet Egypt's Morsi

By The Citizen


An African Union delegation in Cairo has met Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi, the interim presidency and the team leader revealed on Wednesday.

'The whole delegation met with Morsi,' the presidency said in a statement, giving no details on when and where the meeting took place.

Delegation head Alfa Omar Konari also confirmed the encounter at a press conference.

Morsi has not been seen in public since his July 3 ouster and had received no official visitor until Tuesday morning when EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton met him for two hours.

Ashton did not disclose where he was being held and declined to reveal what he had said to her, but sources said she was flown out of Cairo on a military helicopter for the visit.

Morsi is being held on allegations related to his escape from prison during the 2011 uprising against his predecessor Hosni Mubarak.


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