U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Egypt where he says the government and opposition need to come together around human rights and freedom, as well as speech and religious tolerance. (March 2)
1. Wide of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his delegation seated for meeting with Egyptian opposition leaders
2. Close of Kerry, pan left to Egyptian opposition leaders
3. Zoom in to Egyptian opposition leaders
4. Mid of Kerry leaving the meeting and shaking hands with Arab League Secretary General Nabil El-Araby
John Kerry met with opposition leaders in Cairo on Saturday as he pressed ahead with plans to shape a basic agreement on the country's direction ahead of the country's parliamentary elections next month.
The U.S. Secretary of State also held discussions with the Arab League Secretary General Nabil El-Araby which covered the uprising in Syria, where 70,000 people have died in fighting over nearly two years.
Kerry stressed the importance of Egyptians coming together around human rights, freedom and speech and religious tolerance.
He met with opposition figures before a further discussions with members of the business community. He described the first session as "very, very spirited."
According to the U.S. State Department, Kerry also spoke by telephone with Mohammed ElBaradei, a Nobel laureate who heads the National Salvation Front, an opposition coalition calling for an election boycott.
Liberal and secular Egyptians have complained that Washington is siding with Morsi's ruling Muslim Brotherhood.
Kerry also met with Amr Moussa, a former minister under ex-President Hosni Mubarak who's now aligned with the Salvation Front. Moussa, an ex-Arab League head, ran for president last summer.