Obama Invites Egypt's Morsi to Meeting in US
JERUSALEM, Israel -- President Obama has invited Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to meet with him on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York in September.
"President Obama extended an invitation to President Morsi to visit the United States when he attends the U.N. General Assembly in September," said Yasser Ali, an aide to Morsi, following a meeting in Cairo with Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, Reuters reported.
On June 28, 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton congratulated the Muslim Brotherhood on its victory in the presidential elections.
"We have congratulated President [Mohamed] Morsi and the Egyptian people for continuing on their path to democratic transition," Clinton told the press in Helsinki.
Obama first reached out to the Muslim world in early June 2009 during his speech in Cairo. Last year, during the Egyptian revolution that ousted former U.S. ally Hosni Mubarak, the Obama administration appeared to shift its support to the Muslim Brotherhood. (...)