“We have seen over the last few days that there is a lot of work ahead of Egypt to keep this transition on course,” Clinton told reporters, referring to the political evolution since mass protests helped bring down long-time ruler Hosni Mubarak.
“We strongly urge dialogue and concerted effort on the part of all to try to deal with the problems that are understandable but have to be resolved in order to avoid any kind of difficulties that could derail the transition,” she added in a news conference with Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.
Clinton urged “intensive dialogue” among all sides “in order to ensure that there is a clear path for them to be following and that the Egyptian people get what they protested for and what they voted for, which is a fully elected government.”
The U.S. secretary of state made the comments in the middle of a marathon trip to Europe, Asia and the Middle East, where she plans to visit Cairo on July 14, becoming the senior-most U.S. official to visit since Mursi was sworn in on June 30.
Clinton said that democracy was about more than elections.
“It is about creating a vibrant, inclusive political dialogue, listening to civil (society), having good relations between civilian officials and military officials, where each is working to serve the interests of the citizens,” she said.
Deputy Secretary of State William Burns was already in Cairo on this 8th? and delivered the invitation to Morsi - to meet with Obama in September.