US, Egypt Presidents discuss region situation

Author : Mircea Birca | Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Posted in category Africa, Africa News, Eurasia, Eurasia News
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Egypt says US President Donald Trump has called his Egyptian counterpart to express his commitment to further “robust strategic relations” and partnership between the two countries.

The office of President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi says Trump also noted in the call on Monday night that he looks forward to meeting Sisi during the Arab-Islamic-American summit in Saudi Arabia on May 21.

Sisi echoed the sentiments, inviting Trump to Cairo at the earliest opportunity, an offer that according to the statement, Trump said he would take up.

Officials also said that US had told Sisi during a phone call that he wanted to visit Cairo at the earliest opportunity to discuss ways to “counter terrorism in the Middle East.”

There was no indication of when Trump might visit Egypt. Sisi went to Washington last month for talks with Trump intended to reset relations that had become strained under former US president Barack Obama.

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