U.S. welcomes Egypt move to scrap state security

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 3:37 PM
U.S. welcomes Egypt move to scrap state security

CAIRO (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that she welcomed an announcement by Egypt that it was dismantling its state security apparatus.

She was speaking in a joint news conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Elaraby during a visit to Cairo.

Elaraby said in his opening remarks: "We hope our very close relationship with the United States will continue to flourish in the future."

(Reporting by Arshad Mohammed; Writing by Edmund Blair)