Egypt Independent

Hillary Clinton visits Tahrir Square

US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton visited Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the 25 January revolution which toppled the regime of ex-president Hosni Mubarak, Wednesday morning.

Clinton waved and shook hands with Egyptian citizens who were walking through the area and expressed her happiness at visiting the square.

Clinton met with Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, the head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, to discuss the latest developments in Egypt and cooperation between the two countries. The meeting was also attended by Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil al-Arabi and members of the council.

Clinton said that Washington supports the democratic transformation in Egypt and confirmed that assistance to Egypt — which she described as a strategic partner in the region — will continue.

Egyptians officials, meanwhile, called on the US to continue its economic support for Egypt along with the EU, to provide employment opportunities for youth.

Translated from the Arabic Edition