EU's Ashton visits Egypt, calls for return to civilian rule
CAIRO, Qahirah (AFP) - EU foreign affairs head Catherine Ashton called again on Sunday for a return to civilian rule in Egypt as she flew into Cairo for talks after deadly clashes between protestors and police.
Ms Ashton said she wanted to speak to all sides after at least 72 people died on Saturday at a protest in support of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi.
Protesters have accused security forces of firing live rounds at unarmed civilians, a charge denied by the goverment.
The European Union wanted "to reinforce our message that there must be a fully inclusive transition process, taking in all political groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood," Ms Ashton said in a statement.