The head of the European Union’s foreign policy unit, Catherine Ashton, met with Egypt’s Mohammed Morsi late Monday, the first time the former president has been granted a meeting with any diplomat since the military threw him from office on July 3.
The meeting occurred about 9 p.m. and lasted two hours, The New York Times reported.
The location of the meeting was kept secret, Reuters reported.
“I’ve tried to make sure that his family know he is well,” she said, in a brief statement after the meeting.
She also denied that she had offered the ousted leader a “safe exit,” she said.
A court ordered Mr. Morsi to be held on charges, related to his 2011 prison break, for 15 days last week.