Visit of Mohamed Morsi, President of Egypt, to Catherine Ashton: joint press briefing
On 13 September 2012, Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, received the visit of Mohamed Morsi, President of Egypt, at the European Commission in Brussels.
Following their meeting, Catherin Ashton gave a press briefing on the economic situation in Egypt, following the loss of income from tourism and Foreign Direct Investmen. She announced the new EU-Egypt task Force to take place14-15N,ovember in Cairo. The Task Force is meant to act as a catalyst for collective EU support, to encourage the democratic transition and to help restore economic and investor confidence. Egypt is a country with a vital role not just in the region but in the world. The Task Force will host a tourism and business summit. It will illustrate the new Egypt's decision to have Europe as its main partner as well as Europe's renewed engagement with Egypt.
At the end of the interview, Catherine Ashton also gave a few words on the situation in Syria. SHOTLIST