McCain and Kerry Open Cairo Stock Exchange


Former U.S. presidential candidates John McCain and John Kerry visit the Egyptian Stock Exchange.

The senators, on a two-day visit to Egypt, were accompanied by senior American business leaders.  They were greeted by Egyptian Stock Exchange Head, Mohamed Abd Elsalam.

Republican McCain and Democrat Kerry were invited to ring the opening bell. Both expressed their belief in a ‘democratic’ and ‘free’ Egypt.

[John McCain, Senator, United States]:

“It is in the United States national security interest to see a prosperous, growing, democratic and free Egypt.”

[John kerry, Senator, United States]:

“We are both extraordinarily committed to what is happening here in Egypt. We have great respect and admiration for the changes that you are fighting for.”

The group arrived in Cairo on Saturday where they made a visit to the iconic Tahrir Square. They also met with Egypt’s interim prime minister, Essam Sharaf, and finance minister, Samir Radwan.  The pair are expected to announce the results of their talks with Egypt’s top leaders at a news conference.

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