Kerry urges 'stability' in Egypt

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for an end to violence and moves towards democracy on his first visit to Egypt since former president Mohamed Morsi was ousted.

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John Kerry calls for stability in Egypt during visit

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for stability in Egypt during his first visit to the country since President Mohammed Morsi was ousted in July.

Speaking at a news conference, he said: "All of Egypt's future will be defined not only by the way the road map is implemented and the way the constitution is formed but by the economic choices and opportunities that are created over there next weeks and months.

He also stressed the need for fair and transparent trials for all Egyptians.

Kerry's visit comes the day before Morsi and 14 other senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders are due to go on trial charged with inciting violence.

Kerry highlights 'important relationship' on Egypt visit

John Kerry said the US's relationship with Egypt is "very important" as he visited the country for the first time since former president Mohamed Morsi was ousted.

John Kerry met with Egypt's foreign minister in Cairo today. Credit: REUTERS/Jason Reed

The US Secretary of State said he had discussed with Egypt's foreign minister the need to end violence and have a constitution that "protects the interests of all all Egyptians".

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