Kerry urges 'compromise' in Egypt, pledges $310 mn in aid
CAIRO (AFP) - United States Secretary of State John Kerry told Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi on Sunday to work harder to bridge the political divide in the country, as he pledged an initial US$250 (S$310) million in US aid for Egypt.
"It is clear that more hard work and compromise will be required to restore unity, political stability and economic health to Egypt," Mr Kerry told Mr Mursi, a statement issued by the top US diplomat said.
Mr Kerry's latest remarks came as he wrapped up a two-day visit to Egypt with a "candid" meeting with Mr Mursi.
Mr Kerry pledged to offer US$250 million as US aid to help in the recovery of Egypt's dilapidated economy.