CAIRO: U.S. Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall has arrived in Cairo to talk countering extremism and human rights issues with Egyptian officials, according to a statement from U.S. embassy in Cairo Sunday.
“The United States has long enjoyed a broad partnership with Egypt,” she said at the start of her first four-day visit to Cairo, adding “I look forward to learning more about the challenges facing Egypt and the progress the country has made in addressing them,” said the statement.
Sewall will hold meetings with human right advocates, religious figures, and civil society leaders to discuss also women’s advancement, and protection of refugees, the statement added.
Sewall served as Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and directed the Program on National Security and Human Rights, and also served in the U.S. Department of Defense as Assistant Secretary for Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Assistance, the statement continued.
On Jan. 30, U.S. ambassador-at-large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine Russell visited Cairo where she held meetings with government officials, members of civil society, business leaders, and entrepreneurs.