Mohamed Fahmy case: John Baird pushes for release as Egypt's media looks elsewhere

January 15, 2015 1:37 PM

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Mohamed Fahmy case: John Baird pushes for release as Egypt's media looks elsewhere

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird admits he didn’t expect that jailed Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy would be released from a Cairo prison and get on a plane bound to Canada while on Baird's two-day trip to Egypt.

“I wasn’t naive to suggest that I would come and the situation would be resolved,” Baird told reporters Thursday morning in Cairo, after an hour-long meeting with the Egyptian foreign minister.

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