Carl Bildt to Egypt for EU-Arab League meeting

12 November 2012, Sweetcrude/African Press Organization (APO), STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt is to visit Egypt on 13-15 November. On 13 November Mr Bildt will take part in an EU-Arab League foreign ministers meeting, and on 14 November he will attend a high-level meeting of the EU-Egypt Task Force. Bilateral meetings with Egyptian representatives are also scheduled during the trip.

During his visit, Mr Bildt will raise issues including economic development and internet freedom. Both are important components of democratic development and increased respect for human rights in the region. There will also be discussions of the situation in Syria.

Carl Bildt will take part in a question and answer session via Twitter during his trip. The timing of this session will be announced later.

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