Kerry Travels to Egypt

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) “arrived in Cairo on Sunday for talks with Egypt’s military rulers, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, and Prime Minister Essam Sharaf,” Ahram Online reports.

Kerry will also meet Foreign Minister Nabil El-Arabi and Arab League chief Amr Moussa to discuss the latest political developments in Egypt and Libya.

An estimated 25 million people cast their votes in Egypt’s constitutional referendum on Saturday in the country’s first democratic process in decades, according to political analysts.

According to the AFP, Senator Kerry “described as ‘very exciting’ Sunday the huge turnout for Egypt’s first taste of democracy after the ouster of veteran president Hosni Mubarak.”

“I thought the referendum was very exciting. The numbers of people who voted, the excitement, the way they conducted themselves, there was alot of energy,” Kerry said on a visit to Cairo the day after the landmark vote.

“People voted for the first time in 30 years, not knowing what the outcome would be and I think it’s a very good sign for the steps ahead, a very good sign,” he added.

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