U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in Cairo, Egypt, on July 14, 2012. Secretary Clinton met with recently elected President Morsi and other senior officials. She underscored the importance of the U.S.-Egypt relationship and expressed her support for Egypt as it moves forward with its transition to democratic, civilian rule. In addition to engaging with President Morsi, Secretary Clinton met with other senior officials on the question of what the United States can do to support a complete transition. In remarks during a joint press conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr, Secretary Clinton said:
"This is, of course, a time marked by many historic firsts, and it is very clear that Egyptians are in the midst of complex negotiations about the transition, from the composition of your parliament to the writing of a new constitution to the powers of the president. Only Egyptians can answer these questions, but I have come to Cairo to reaffirm the strong support of the United States for the Egyptian people and for your democratic transition."
You can read the Secretary's complete remarks here.
Secretary Clinton is on travel to France, Afghanistan, Japan, Mongolia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Egypt, and Israel. You can follow her trip on www.state.gov.