Visit of Mohamed Morsi, President of Egypt, to José Manuel Barroso
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, received Mohamed Morsi, President of Egypt. During the joint press conference, José Manuel Barroso reiterated the commitment to work with Egypt to build a democratic, free and prosperous country. He also strongly condemned continuing violence in Syria and the attacks against the American embassy in Lybia the day before. The President then congratulated Mohamed Morsi - the first democratically elected President of Egypt - on his election and stressed his vision of Egypt as a country that continued to respond to the aspirations of all of those that were assembled in Tahrir Square and around the country in 2011. The EU had already supported and would continue to support Egypt's transition also financially. €449 million had been made available to Egypt for the years 2011-2013 to support several sectors in the country.