Egyptian president Morsi arrives in Berlin today amid huge opposition to the visit. There's been bloodshed in Egypt since he introduced sweeping powers in November. But Germany says communication must be kept open.
Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi has arrived in Berlin for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel. The visit, which is expected to last just hours, comes after days of deadly unrest across Egypt.
John Kerry has begun talks with top German leaders in Berlin to discuss their "common concerns," including military and economic ties. He's due to meet with the Russian foreign secretary at the end of his visit.
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has called for a return to democracy during a trip to Cairo, but did not directly condemn the coup. Berlin's influence in Egypt remains limited.
John Kerry has landed in Berlin for his first official visit as secretary of state, where he is set to discuss the countries' economic and military ties. He also plans to meet with the Russian foreign secretary.
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