Egypt foreign minister says transitional government phase to end by spring


UNITED NATIONS, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Egyptian ForeignMinister Nabil Fahmy said on Saturday the transitional phase ofgovernment in Egypt should end "by next spring," replacingleaders appointed after the army ousted elected presidentMohamed Mursi in July.

"Work is underway, in line with the Road Map, on severaltracks. It has so far succeeded in establishing the principlesof justice, freedom and democracy, as a basis for governance,"Fahmy told the U.N. General Assembly.

"This will be followed by parliamentary elections, thenpresidential elections, so that the transitional phase ends bynext spring," he said.

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