President-elect Donald Trump speaks at his election night rally in Manhattan, New York. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri President-elect Donald Trump speaks at his election night rally in Manhattan, New York. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Trump congratulates Egyptians on National Day

Sat, Jul. 14, 2018
CAIRO – 14 July 2018: U.S. President Donald Trump congratulated the Egyptian people and government on the Egyptian National Day due on July 23, said the Egyptian Embassy in Washington in a statement published on its Facebook account on Saturday.

Egyptians celebrate their national day on July 23, the anniversary of the 1952 Revolution when Egypt declared its republic to put an end to the monarchy after overthrowing King Farouk I.

The Egyptian Embassy organized a celebration on the occasion of the Egyptian National Day, which was attended by Jared Kushner, the senior advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, and Yael Lempert, the acting deputy assistant secretary for Egypt and the Maghreb.

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Egyptian ambassador to Washington D.C. and his wife (L) and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Terner Mnuchin and his wife (R) during a celebration held at the Egyptian embassy’s headquarters in Washington on the occasion of the July 23 Revolution - Press photo


Lempert has read Trump’s message during the celebration, which was attended also by Secretary of the Treasury Steven Terner Mnuchin, and a number of congressmen, former ministers and leaders, the statement added.

Egyptian Ambassador to Washington Yasser Reda delivered a speech in which he praised the historic friendship and relations between the Egyptian and American peoples. He expressed his hope that these relations will be enhanced over the coming years, giving gratitude to all Egyptian diplomats and community and U.S. officials and diplomats who worked with him during his diplomatic mission.

On June 21, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met with Jared Kushner, senior advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, and Jason Greenblatt, the special representative for international negotiations to discuss the Palestinian issue.

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Egyptian ambassador to Washington D.C. and his wife (L) and Secretary of the Treasury meets Jared Kushner, the senior advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump (R), during a celebration held at the Egyptian embassy’s headquarters in Washington on the occasion of the July 23 Revolution - Press photo


Kushner reviewed with President Sisi the efforts of the U.S. Administration to push forward the resumption of the negotiations between the Palestinian and Israeli authorities, and to improve the humanitarian situation in Gaza, according to presidential spokesman Bassam Radi.

During the meeting, Sisi affirmed supporting the international initiatives aiming to achieve a fair and comprehensive settlement between the two states according to the internationally recognized standards and the two-state solution along the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.

President Sisi stressed that achieving a just and comprehensive settlement to such a pivotal issue will help achieve stability and security in various countries in the region, Radi added.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Abbas Kamel, acting head of General Intelligence Service, also attended the meeting.
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