Egyptian minister rejects advice from U.S.' Biden

WASHINGTON Wed Feb 9, 2011 2:11pm EST

WASHINGTON Feb 9 (Reuters) - Egypt's foreign minister on Wednesday rejected U.S. calls for the immediate repeal of its emergency law and said Washington seemed to be trying to impose its will on Cairo and that its political advice was unhelpful.

Asked whether he regarded the advice provided by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday as helpful, Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit told the PBS NewsHour program "not at all" according to an interview transcript provided by the U.S. TV broadcaster.