Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission, visits Egypt on Sunday,7 April.
Her trip forms part of the European Union's ongoing efforts to support the democratic and economic transition in Egypt. During her visit, she will meet President Mohamed Morsi and leading opposition figures, including Amr Moussa, Mohamed El Baradei, Hamdeen Sabahy, Ahmed Said,
Mohamed Abou el-Ghar and Said Badawi.
Ahead of her visit, Catherine Ashton said:
"This is a critical time for Egypt's transition. The country
is facing huge economic and political challenges. More than ever, Europe - as a partner and neighbour - has to support Egypt in its move towards deep and inclusive democracy. I will work hard in Cairo to engage with all parties to help build confidence and find common ground on both political and economic issues."