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Morsi struggles to make foreign policy mark

Egyptian president's status as a regional power broker has been eclipsed by instability at home.

Last Modified: 27 Jun 2013 17:14
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Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, seemed eager to make his mark on foreign policy when he came to power nearly a year ago.

Morsi visited Iran in a first for an Egyptian leader in more than three decades since the two countries broke ties.

He tried to join Iran, Turkey Egypt and Saudi Arabia into a quartet of regional powers to help resolve the Syrian crisis, but with minimal success.

Egypt's status as a regional powerhouse has been eclipsed by instability at home.

Al Jazeera's Rawya Rageh reports from Cairo.

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