EU foreign ministers to hold urgent Egypt talks on Wednesday
BRUSSELS (AFP) - The European Union's 28 foreign ministers are to hold emergency talks on Wednesday to review the bloc's relations with Egypt, a European Commission spokesman told AFP.
A decision to convene the emergency meeting at around noon in Brussels on Wednesday was agreed by senior diplomats from EU member states who gathered for a preparatory round of talks on Monday on the spiralling bloodshed in Egypt.
Ambassadors on the bloc's Political and Security Committee were called away from their summer break for the talks after the death toll from five days of violence in Egypt climbed to almost 800.
The meetings come amid a mounting international outcry over the violence and warnings from Brussels that the bloc will "urgently review" ties with the country.