Friday, June 2, 2017

Egypt’s President Al Sisi Meets President Trump

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Office of the Press Secretary
May 21, 2017

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt

President Donald J. Trump met today with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt to build on their recent engagements and continue efforts to strengthen the United States-Egypt strategic partnership.  President Trump reaffirmed America’s deep and abiding commitment to Egypt’s security, stability, and prosperity.  The President emphasized his support for Egypt’s fight against terrorism and underscored the benefits of the longstanding military cooperation between the two countries.  The President also encouraged deeper cooperation to address the root causes of terrorism and extremism and applauded President Al Sisi’s strong calls to reform ideologies that inspire violence.  The United States and Egypt stand fully committed to addressing critical bilateral and international issues in a renewed spirit of mutual respect and open cooperation.


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