EU governments to review Egypt aid: EU's Ashton

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 21, 2013 10:50 AM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union governments agreed on Wednesday to review assistance to Egypt while maintaining support to the most vulnerable people, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said following emergency talks on EU relations with Cairo.

"We have agreed ... to review the issue of our assistance to Egypt with the understanding that assistance to the most vulnerable groups and to civil society must continue," Ashton told reporters.

(Reporting by Justyna Pawlak, Foo Yun-Chee editing by Barbara Lewis)