Sisi to meet the axes of U.S. decision making



Sat, 01 Apr 2017 - 05:54 GMT


Sat, 01 Apr 2017 - 05:54 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi - Youm7 (Archive)

Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi - Youm7 (Archive)

CAIRO – 1 April 2017: Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will meet the axes of the U.S. decision making process during his visit to Washington, including the administration, members of congress, businessmen and American journalists, Egyptian Ambassador to the U.S. Yasser Reda

told a press delegation

in Washington Saturday.

Sisi will meet U.S. President Donald Trump and important figures in the new administration to present “the new Egypt; what we do, our worries, challenges, economic problems, the reform program and the IMF loan,” Reda said, according to Youm7.

Sisi will also get together with members of the American congress, which Reda said is “very influential in terms of Egypt-U.S. relations,” and the circle of American businessmen to “deliver a strong message that the Egyptian market is open for American companies and others.”

During the visit, Sisi is also set to meet a number of American journalists from Fox news and other outlets, as well as influential characters and researchers.

A press statement by the presidential office clarified that Sisi will meet the Chairman of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim and Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde, as well as a number of ministers, members of the republican and democratic parties in congress, leaders in the Chamber of Commerce and CEOs of major American companies.

The encounters aim at “presenting the Egyptian vision” for regional crises, looking into investment opportunities in Egypt, encouraging foreign investment in national projects and “enhancing bilateral relations between the two countries,” the statement read.

Sisi is further expected to meet with Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly before his meeting with Trump on Monday.

According to a Friday press briefing by the White House, Trump and Sisi will discuss topics of mutual concern, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood, U.S. financial aid, regional and international issues, human rights and security cooperation.

Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi left Cairo Saturday for his first state visit to Washington D.C., according to a

Friday statement

by the president’s office.

The Egyptian delegation accompanying Sisi to the U.S. includes Minister of Petroleum Tarek El-Molla and Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr.

“Sisi’s visit is a comprehensive message to communicate with American society and to set a common vision between the two countries as well as a new definition of strategic relations,” Reda said, adding that “both Egypt and the U.S. have changed.”



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