Statement attributable to John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State:
The Egyptian government took important steps this week as part of its ongoing economic reform program. Liberalizing its foreign exchange system and reducing costly fuel subsidies demonstrates a determination to put the country on the path to economic recovery. The task before them is a challenging one, but it is encouraging that Egyptian leaders are making the difficult decisions needed to move their country towards prosperity.
Distributed by APO on behalf of U.S. Department of State.