EU diplomat says ousted Egypt prez Morsi in good health

Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi is ‘well’, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has said. Ashton said she had two hours of frank, in-depth discussions with Morsi on Monday, but did not give further details of the conversation.

She said Morsi was in good health and good humour, and described the talks as friendly, open and very frank, but refused to elaborate. She added that the ousted leader had access to TV and newspapers. According to the BBC, she is the first foreign diplomat to meet Morsi since he was detained after being overthrown on 3 July.

Ashton”s second visit to Egypt in 12 days comes after more than 70 Morsi supporters were killed in clashes with security forces on Saturday, the report said. She also had talks with the interim leadership, including army chief Gen Abdul Fattah al-Sisi and representatives of Morsi”s Muslim Brotherhood. Ashton said she met Morsi at a military facility after a night journey involving a helicopter ride and other forms of transport. (ANI)