Egypt's Sisi, US Burns Discuss Political Crisis
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Egypt's military chief General Abdel Fatah El Sisi met on Sunday with visiting US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns to discuss the recent developments in the country.
The meeting touched on the current political crisis in Egypt and ongoing effects in the democratic transition process in the turmoil-stricken country, Xinhua reported.
Sisi and Burns underlined the necessity of renouncing violence and bloodshed and achieving national reconciliation in light of a roadmap put forth by the army for the transitional phase.
The meeting was attended by Egypt's Chief of Staff Sedki Sobhi and a number of senior army commanders as well as outgoing US ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson.
During his second visit to Cairo since the ouster of president Mohamed Mursi on July 3, Burns met on Saturday with top Egyptian officials, including interim President Adli Mansour, Vice President for foreign relations Mohamed ElBaradei as well as a group of loyalists to Mursi on the current political crisis.
Before his departure later on Sunday, the US diplomat is scheduled to hold talks with Egyptian interim Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi.