He will meet with representatives of non-governmental organizations and Morsy on Sunday. In his visit with Morsy, he will broach "very specific ways" in which Obama wants to help Egypt, including economic assistance, support for private business, increasing Egyptian exports to the United States and investing in education.
In remarks to reporters on Sunday, he reiterated the importance of economic and political strides.
"There must be a willingness on all sides" in Egypt to make "meaningful compromises," and Egyptians must stay focused on economic and political opportunities to succeed in forging a successful democracy. His visit comes as Egypt has been engulfed in political unrest for months.
He said the United States will help Egyptians achieve their aspirations for democracy and economic opportunity without interference.
"We come here as friends" of Egyptians, not favoring a particular group, person or ideology.
He said "the best way to ensure human rights" in the country is through the "broadest possible" political and economic participation.
Kerry also said he appreciated Morsy's role in helping bring about a cease-fire between Israel and militants in Gaza in fighting there last year.