Egypt Independent

Govt official heads to Berlin to discuss EU aid to Egypt



Essam al-Haddad

, President Mohamed Morsy’s assistant for foreign affairs and international cooperation, traveled to Berlin for a two-day visit on Friday morning to meet with a number of European officials.

Government sources said Haddad would discuss the future of Egyptian-European relations in light of the European Union’s decision to stop financial aid to Egypt unless significant progress is made in the field of human rights, especially in regards to the rights of minorities and women. The European Parliament issued that decision on Thursday.

Haddad would outline the government’s plans for reform in these areas, and its efforts to achieve consensus with opposition forces, the sources added.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm