Visit of Catherine Ashton, Vice-President of the EC and High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy to Cairo

Type: Report   Reference: I-064886   Duration: 10:05:41  Lieu:
End production: 15/03/2010   First transmission: 15/03/2010
On 15 March 2010, Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, paid a visit to Amr Moussa, Secretary General of the League of Arab States, and Ahmed Ali Aboul Gheit, Egyptian Minister for Foreign Affairs, in Cairo. Egypt is a key partner for the European Union. Because of its history, geographical location, its political and economic weight and constructive international engagement, Egypt is a major partner for the European Union in the context of the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and Africa. The European Union supports Egypt in its efforts in reforming and diversifying its economy. In the years 2007-2010 a financial package of 558 million Euros was provided for the support of good governance, competitiveness and sustainable development of Egyptian economy.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:00:00 Title 00:00:06
10:00:06 General views of Cairo (2 shots) 00:00:10
10:00:16 Exterior view of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Cairo 00:00:09
10:00:25 Arrival of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, by car 00:00:12
10:00:37 Round table with Catherine Ashton, and Ahmed Ali Aboul Gheit, Egyptian Minister for Foreign Affairs (7 shots) 00:00:33
10:01:10 Catherine Ashton, and Ahmed Ali Aboul Gheit, at the press conference 00:00:05
10:01:15 Soundbite by Catherine Ashton (in ENGLISH): we are very much welcomed Egypt's commitment to a comprehensive Peace Agreement as a key to creating peace and stability for Sudan. 00:00:08
10:01:23 Cutaway of journalists 00:00:05
10:01:28 Ahmed Ali Aboul Gheit 00:00:02
10:01:30 Cutaway of particpants 00:00:03
10:01:33 Soundbite by Catherine Ashton (in ENGLISH): as the Minister says, we also discussed Sudan and whether the European Union will be sending Observers to the upcoming elections. 00:00:08
10:01:41 General view of the meeting 00:00:07
10:01:48 Soundbite by Catherine Ashton (in ENGLISH): the European Union is also providing significant assistance to fight poverty in Sudan. 00:00:07
10:01:55 Cutaway of a cameraman 00:00:03
10:01:58 Catherine Ashton, and Ahmed Ali Aboul Gheit, shaking hands 00:00:04
10:02:02 Catherine Ashton, and Ahmed Ali Aboul Gheit, shaking hands outside the Ministry for Foreign Affairs building 00:00:05
10:02:07 Exterior view of the League of Arab States building in Cairo 00:00:07
10:02:14 Arrival of Catherine Ashton, at the League of Arab States 00:00:06
10:02:20 Round table with Catherine Ashton, and Amr Moussa, Secretary General of the League of Arab States (4 shots) 00:00:13
10:02:33 Cutaway of European and Egyptian flags 00:00:02
10:02:35 Joint arrival of Catherine Ashton, and Amr Moussa, at the press conference 00:00:05
10:02:40 General view of the meeting 00:00:06
10:02:46 Cutaway of the Arab league Logo 00:00:03
10:02:49 Amr Moussa 00:00:06
10:02:55 General view of the meeting room 00:00:06
10:03:01 Soundbite by Catherine Ashton (in ENGLISH): one of the key challenges that we remain deeply concerned about is the Iranian unwillingness to engage in serious talks on the nuclear question; there is enormous respect in Europe for Iran as a country, with an impressive history and sophisticated people; but there is also a deficit of trust when it comes through Iran nuclear activities. 00:00:24
10:03:25 General view of the meeting room 00:00:07
10:03:32 Soundbite by Catherine Ashton (in ENGLISH): as you know, the primary purpose of my visit is to show the continued importance that the European Union attaches to the resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict.; this is a vital European interest and is central to the solution of other problems in the region 00:00:19
10:03:51 Cutaway of the Arab League Logo 00:00:03
10:03:54 Soundbite by Amr Moussa (in ENGLISH): the Second is about moving from conflict management to conflict resolution and this is the key sentence I must say, and if this is the policy of the European Union under the chairmanship of Baroness Ashton then we will be moving forward. 00:00:21
10:04:15 Catherine Ashton, and Amr Moussa, shaking hands 00:00:08
10:04:23 Catherine Ashton, signing the Arab League guest book (2 shots) 00:00:08
10:04:31 General views of the meeting room (2 shots) 00:00:14
10:04:45 Soundbite by Catherine Ashton (in ENGLISH): I think you will be aware that the European Union together with other Quartet Members has condemned the latest decision by Israel planning 1600 units in Jerusalem. 00:00:13
10:04:58 General view of the meeting room 00:00:08
10:05:06 Catherine Ashton 00:00:06
10:05:12 Cutaway of press 00:00:04
10:05:16 Amr Moussa, giving a present to Catherine Ashton 00:00:14
10:05:30 Departure of Catherine Ashton 00:00:11
10:05:41 Exterior view of the League of the Arab States in Cairo 00:00:05
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