The Egyptian foreign ministry has said it is closely watching developments in the US city of Ferguson following clashes between security forces and protesters over the murder of African American teenager Mike Brown last week.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with a delegation from the US House of Representatives headed by Congressman Darrell Issa Sunday at the Presidential Palace, state-owned MENA news agency reported.
At least six people were killed on Thursday, among them two protesters in Matariya and a policeman in Cairo, as security forces moved to suppress small-scale demonstrations organized by Islamists across Egyptian cities to mark the anniversary of last year's killings of protesters, security sources said.
Egyptian security forces firing tear gas quashed small, scattered demonstratons on Thursday by Islamist supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi who tried to commemorate the anniversary of the killing of hundreds of protesters.
The United States, on Tuesday, called on the Egyptian government to investigate the violence that left approximately a thousand people dead, according to a recent Human Rights Watch (HRW) report.
The killing of hundreds of Egyptian demonstrators at two protest camps last year was systematic, ordered by top officials and probably amounts to crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday, calling for a UN inquiry.