Clinton believes U.S.-Egypt NGO issue will be resolved soon

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Posted: Feb 29, 2012 11:29 AM
Clinton believes U.S.-Egypt NGO issue will be resolved soon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday she believed the United States and Egypt will soon resolve a dispute over foreign and Egyptian pro-democracy workers accused of violating Egyptian laws.

"We believe we will resolve this issue concerning our NGOs in the very near future. That is my best assessment sitting here today," Clinton told U.S. lawmakers when asked about the case, which involves 43 workers for non-governmental organizations.

(Reporting By Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Jackie Frank)