In Cairo, UN Assembly chief holds talks on Egypt's democratic transition

20 February 2012

The President of the General Assembly and Egypt's Foreign Minister held talks today in Cairo on the state of the country's democratic transition in the wake of the Arab Spring reform movement.

Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, who is currently visiting Egypt, met with Mohamed Kamel Amr as well as Essam El Erian, the chairman of the foreign relations committee at the People's Assembly.

Mr. Al-Nasser commended the Egyptian leadership for the success of the recent parliamentary elections, according to a statement issued by his spokesperson.

“He reiterated that he is confident that Egypt, with its great history and political weight, is capable of overcoming any challenges of the current democratic transition,” the statement noted.

The Assembly President, who stressed that Egypt continues to play a pivotal role in the Middle East, also discussed the latest developments in Syria, Libya and Yemen with Mr. Amr.

In addition, they discussed two upcoming high-level meetings at the General Assembly in New York – one on the state of the world's economy, and the other on mediation.

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