Obama invites Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi to US in September

Obama invites Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi to US in September

Cairo : Egypt | Jul 08, 2012 at 2:52 PM PDT
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Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's First Islamic President

U.S. President Barack Obama has invited Egyptian Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, to visit the United States in September,While Obama made a congratulatory phone call when the results were announced late last month.

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns on Sunday met with newly elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo to deliver the message during his meetings with the president .

The official visit will take place when he attends the UN General Assembly in September, Egyptian aide Yasser Ali said following a meeting between Morsi and U.S. deputy secretary of state William Burns.

Washington shifted policy last year after lost it's ally the ousted President Hosni Mubarak, to open formal contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood an Egyptian official said on Sunday, reflecting the new ties Washington with the Islamists in region .

According to Burns, the message from the U.S. president did not include any issues related to Egypt-Israel relations, as had earlier been claimed by the media "It will be critical to see a democratically elected parliament in place, and an inclusive process to draft a new constitution that upholds universal rights," Burns said in a Sunday statement.

On Sunday july 8 President Mohamed Morsi ordered to resume country's Islamist-dominated parliament its legislative activities after military generals dissolved country’s parliamentary based on Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court’s ruling that said the country’s parliamentary elections about 7 months ago was unconstitutional.

President Mohamed Morsi is scheduled on Wednesday to visit Saudi Arabia as frist foreign trip The visit is aimed at enhancing relations between the two countries and Morsi wants to reassure the kingdom that strong relations are a priority. He will meet Saudi King Abdallah bin Abdel Aziz and will also make a short pilgrimage to Mecca,

Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Qattan, the Saudi ambassador to Egypt , said "President Morsi promised before when I met with him that Saudi Arabia will be the first country he visits if he becomes president of Egypt and this issue delights us a lot because it shows how proud Egypt's president is of Saudi Arabia,"

President Mohamed Morsi the first civilian democratically elected and first Islamist to take office in Egypt. The ruling military generals handed power to Morsi on June 30 That was just days after Mohammed Morsi was voted in as president who was Muslim Brotherhood candidate and had 13.2 million votes out of just over 26 million, giving him 51.7 percent of the vote. while his competitor, Ahmed Shafiq, the last prime minister under Hosni Mubarak, received 12.3 million, handing him 48.3 percent of the vote.

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Falconcrest is based in Cairo, Kairo, Egypt, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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