FILE- Egyptian Cultural Club to welcome Al Sisi in Washington
CAIRO – 1 April 2019: Egyptian American Cultural Club in New York and the Coptic Organization of America are organizing a number of events on the sidelines of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi's visit to Washington in the second week of April.
According to a statement issued by the Egyptian Cultural Club, the visit comes as part of a series of meetings between the two presidents to strengthen the partnership between Egypt and the United States, and achieve the strategic interests of both countries.
President Sisi will meet with US President Donald Trump in the White House on April 9.
Sisi’s visit to Washington 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, and Egypt’s longstanding role as a lynchpin of regional stability,” the statement read.
In April 2017, President Trump welcomed Sisi to the White House for the first time in eight years, pledging close cooperation with the Egyptian leader on counterterrorism operations and praising his leadership of the Middle Eastern nation.
“I just want to let everybody know, in case there was any doubt, that we are very much behind President Sisi,” Trump said, sitting next to his counterpart in the Oval Office.