President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in Biarritz - Courtesy of Trump's Twitter account.
CAIRO – 26 August 2019: US President Donald Trump said on his Twitter account he had held a "great meeting" with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit held in France's Biarritz.
During the meeting, Trump applauded the level of strategic coordination and consultation with Egypt, highlighting Egypt's key role in the Middle East and its support for efforts to counter terrorism and extremism as well as efforts to reinforce peace and stability in the region, according to an official Egyptian statement.
He confirmed the strategic Egyptian - US relations, saying that the US looks forward to further developing cooperation, noting Egypt's success in implementing the economic reform program and advancing comprehensive development. He confirmed interest in increasing trade and investment between the two countries.
President Sisi, for his part, confirmed the strong and profound strategic relations between the two countries.
He lauded continued progress during the Trump administration, and said that Egypt is keen to continue promoting cooperation frameworks across all fields and continuing coordination and consultation with the US administration on ways to reinforce peace and stability in the Middle East, in light of the crises that the region is facing.
The two presidents also discussed regional and international developments, including the Palestinian case. President Sisi confirmed Egypt's support for all sincere efforts that seek to find a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian case based on international references and resolutions so as to restore stability and open new horizons.
The two presidents agreed on the importance of reaching political solutions to the crises in Libya and Syria. Sisi confirmed that backing the national institutions shall contribute to preserving the unity of countries that suffer from crises and ending the humanitarian plight of the people.
The meeting touched on the issue of counter-terrorism. President Trump expressed his country's full support for Egypt's efforts in this regard. He lauded Egypt's efforts to reinforce the principles and values of tolerance and freedom of worship in the country.
Sisi confirmed the importance of concerted efforts by the international community to curb the threats of terrorism and to prevent terrorist organizations from receiving finances, arms or recruits.