Markey, Pelosi, Congressional Delegation Meet with Deputy Foreign Minister Wafaa Bassim on Official Visit to Egypt

Cairo, Egypt – Congressman Edward J. Markey joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and a Congressional delegation to Egypt that arrived in Cairo last night.  Today, the delegation met with Egyptian Deputy Foreign Minister Wafaa Bassim.  Below are Leader Pelosi’s remarks following the meeting:    

Leader Pelosi.  We just met with the Deputy Foreign Minister. We covered a wide range of subjects and we had the benefit of her thinking.  She was much-praised before we met her and she lived up to all of that.

Q:  Inaudible question on American-Egyptian relationships. 

Leader Pelosi.  The U.S.-Egypt relationship is an important one I believe to both our countries, I know to the U.S.  We have always had a relationship with the people of Egypt and we hope to continue that in a very important way.  The strength of Egypt, its stability, is important to the region and to world, and we want to be helpful in that regard.

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In addition to Leader Pelosi, other Members of the Congressional delegation are: Congressman George Miller of California, Congressman Ed Markey of Massachusetts, Congressman Nick Rahall of West Virginia, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney of New York, and Congressman Keith Ellison of Minnesota.       

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