The Obama administration is reaching out to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.
Deputy Secretary of State William Burns met with Mohammed Morsi, head of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, in Cairo on Wednesday.
The meeting, which was the highest level U.S. contact ever with the Islamic political party, came as Egypt wraps up its final round of parliamentary elections.
The Brotherhood has won the majority of seats in those elections.
"The large participation of the people in the three stages of the elections were a translation of the people's choice for the democratic path as the beginning of change, development, and stability in Egypt," Morsi said.
The Brotherhood has past ties to terrorism, and some observers say it's a bad idea for the U.S. to give legitimacy to a radical Islamic group.