Politics: PM Papandreou's trip to Cairo postponed

Prime Minister George Papandreou has decided to postpone a planned trip to Cairo scheduled for Sunday following the latest developments in Egypt, after consulting with Egyptian authorities.

The decision to postpone the visit until some later date in the near future was announced by the prime minister's office late on Saturday.

"The prime minister is in constant communication with the Egyptian leadership and intends to carry out his visit at a time in the immediate future, as soon as the appropriate conditions exist," the announcement said.

It also noted that the Greek prime minister had spoken on the phone with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas about events in Egypt.

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