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Merkel visits Egypt for talks on stemming migration

Mar 02, 2017 - Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Egyptian counterpart held talks Thursday on ways of slowing migration to Europe, including tightening control over borders.

Speaking to reporters in Cairo after meeting with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, Merkel said she discussed providing assistance and equipment to stop human traffickers from using Egypt as a transit country. Neither leader provided further details.

Merkel's spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said ahead of the trip t...