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HindustanTimes Sat,23 Aug 2014

World

Kerry pays surprise visit to Egypt, will meet Sisi
AFP
Cairo, Egypt, June 22, 2014
First Published: 14:16 IST(22/6/2014)
Last Updated: 14:19 IST(22/6/2014)

Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Egypt on Sunday on a surprise visit, becoming the highest-ranking US official to visit since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi came to power.

Kerry was to meet Sisi during a lightning trip to press the former army chief to address fears of a crackdown on dissent, warning Washington was concerned about Cairo's "polarising tactics".

A government crackdown has left more than 1,400 people dead and seen at least 15,000 jailed since the military ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.


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