Trump announces plans to soon visit Egypt

May 21, 2017 12:32 pm
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US President Donald Trump and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held talks in Riyadh, on May 21, 2017 © AFP / MANDEL NGAN

, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 21 – US President Donald Trump told Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday during talks in the Saudi capital that he would soon visit Egypt.

“We will absolutely be putting that on the list very soon,” Trump said at the beginning of bilateral talks with Sisi, hours before the US president is scheduled to address an Arab Islamic American summit.

Trump praised US relations with Egypt, describing the talks with Sisi as “very very important”.

“We’ve really been through a lot together positively,” he said.

Trump said that “safety seems to be very strong” in Egypt, which has seen deadly bombings and attacks on Christian Copts and security forces in past months.

Responding through an interpreter, Sisi said: “Egypt is secure and stable and is going very well with the cooperation of the United States.

“You are a unique personality that is capable of doing the impossible,” Sisi said, addressing Trump.

“I agree!,” the billionaire president responded as everyone laughed.

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