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#33 Austria urges EU to launch migrant talks with Egypt

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz arrives at the informal EU summit in Salzburg, Austria, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz arrives for the plenary session of the informal EU summit in Salzburg, Austria, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

SALZBURG, Austria –  Austria urged its European Union partners Thursday to enter talks with Egypt to help stem the flow of migrants entering Europe from Africa, amid deep divisions over how to manage the challenge.

Kurz, whose country currently holds the EU's rotating presidency, and EU Council President Donald Tusk visited Cairo over the weekend for talks with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, a top army general who took office in 2014.

Both men have praised him for stopping people from leaving its coast bound for Europe.

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