Egypt President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi (L) and US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis (R) Egypt President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi (L) and US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis (R)

Sisi meets US Secretary of Defense

Thu, Apr. 20, 2017
CAIRO - 20 April 2017: US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is to meet with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Thursday.

Mattis’ visit to Egypt comes as part of his visits to the Middle East, which include Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, Djibouti and Israel as well.

Mattis is scheduled to stop in Egypt for security talks and for a wreath-laying ceremony at Egypt’s Unknown Soldier Memorial in honor of fallen Egyptian soldiers.

The US department of defense described the visit as “an attempt to discuss the cooperative effort to counter destabilizing activities and defeat extremist terrorist organizations”.

Last Tuesday, Minister of Defense Sedky Sobhy met with a US Congress delegation headed by Hal Rogers, Chairmen of the US Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, where the two sides discussed joint military cooperation as the US delegation expressed their condolences on the church terror attacks on Palm Sunday last week.
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