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Secretary of State Clinton Phones Egyptian Foreign Minister

January 22, 2012 by Alyssa Anderson in Politics

The State Department announced that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton phoned the Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Amr on Saturday to discuss several issues of importance to both countries.

Many of the same subjects were discussed during Clinton’s Saturday call as were discussed in a similar call by President Obama to Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi which was made on Friday.

Mohammed Amr and Hillary Clinton

While Friday’s call by Obama stressed the issue of Egypt’s transition to democracy and its importance, Clinton’s call stuck to the specific issues of economic and political concerns in addition to current events now taking place in Syria.

Clinton’s call to Foreign Minister Amr was a response to Egypt’s election results. Egyptian Islamists, a political group led by the Muslim Brotherhood, which was a banned group during the days of Hosni Mubarak, took an overwhelming majority of the seats in parliament. Muslim Brotherhood itself won 47% of the seats, while an alliance of ultra-conservative Islamists won the next largest percentage of seats, 25%. Together the two Islamic parties make up almost three-quarters of the parliament.

“They also compared notes on Syria in advance of the Arab League meetings this weekend,” the State Department said in a brief statement.

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About Alyssa Anderson

Alyssa Anderson has been involved in the world of business on several levels for many years. She was the CEO of a start-up high-tech company until its purchase by a global on-line e-business. Alyssa helped formulate marketing strategies for several other companies as an independent consultant, and she has advised local government on methods to achieve appropriate fiscal responsibility. Her opinions are well known through her many editorials which have been published throughout her career in a variety of local and national print media. She has been heard on radio discussing current issues affecting the business community and Alyssa hopes to bring her special brand of commonsense coupled with uncanny insight into her editorial responsibilities as the Business Page editor for Left Justified. Contact Alyssa at alyssa(at)leftjustified.com.

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