Blinken says U.S. will continue to encourage Egypt to take action on human rights
CAIRO, Jan 30 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said human rights were a top item on the agenda in talks with Egypt's president and foreign minister during a visit to Cairo on Monday.
Blinken said the United States would continue to encourage Egypt to take further actions on human rights, including releasing more political prisoners and reforming pre-trial detention.
During a press conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, Blinken also said holding elections in Libya this year was the only viable path to a durable solution in the country.
Reporting by Simon Lewis Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Toby Chopra
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