FILE- Sisi arrives White House, Tuesday, April 9 FILE- Sisi arrives White House, Tuesday, April 9

Sisi arrives at White House to meet American counterpart

Tue, Apr. 9, 2019
CAIRO – 9 April 2019: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi arrived, Tuesday, at the White House to meet his American counterpart, Donald Trump.

President Sisi arrived the U.S., Monday night and meet with the United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Both sides reaffirmed the strength and importance of the U.S.-Egypt bilateral relationship.

According to Spokesperson for the U.S. Ministry of Forghen Affiears Morgan Ortagus, Pompeo thanked President Sisi for his leadership in advancing Egypt’s and the region’s security and stability, including through counterterrorism efforts and countering the Iranian regime’s malign influence.

The visit comes upon Trump’s invitation to discuss bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of mutual concern, said presidential spokesperson Bassam Radi.

The White House announced in a statement that the meeting comes in light of the continuing cooperation between both countries on economic, military and counter-terrorism levels.

“The two leaders will also discuss developments and shared priorities in the region, including enhancing regional economic integration and addressing ongoing conflicts, as well as Egypt’s longstanding role as a lynchpin of regional stability,” the statement read.
On April 4, Trump’s Advisor, Ivanka Trump, praised Egypt’s reform program on women empowerment, saying on her Twitter account “We encourage and support these reforms, and look forward to working with the Egyptian government to advance these efforts."

 
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