BRUSSELS, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- The foreign ministers of the European Union's 28 member states are to hold emergency talks on Wednesday to review the bloc's relations with Egypt, an EU official said on Monday.
Bernardino Leon, EU Special Representative for the Southern Mediterranean, told the press that a Foreign Affairs Council will be held Wednesday and the EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will present a document for this meeting.
Leon said the EU insists on political solutions to the Egypt crisis and is convinced that "the political solutions are possible."
In a joint statement issued earlier, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said that the EU will remain firmly engaged in efforts to promote an end to violence, resumption of political dialogue and return to a democratic process.
The EU promised Egypt in November a total of 5 billion euros (6.7 billion U.S. dollars) in grants and loans for a series of initiatives for Egypt.
According to EU diplomats, some EU members suggested the bloc should scale back the financial aid, while some were worrying that the restrictive measures may have a deeper impact on the population than on the government.
Leon said that all proposes will be discussed at Wednesday's meeting.