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US First Lady visits Egypt, Tours the Pyramids

US First Lady Melania Trump held talks in Egypt on Saturday as she concludes a four-country tour of Africa.

The former model stepped off a plane at Cairo international airport where she was welcomed by Egyptian First Lady Intissar Amer al-Sisi.

Security was tight with police deployed along the route and on rooftops as her convoy drove from the airport to the presidential palace.

The First Lady held a one-hour meeting with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his wife at the palace, the longest of her tour, and was then driven to the US embassy before heading to the Pyramids of Giza.

During her whistlestop five-hour stay in Cairo, she was also scheduled to visit the new National Museum under construction next door to the Pyramids.

Melania Trump, in Africa to promote her children’s welfare program, began her trip in Ghana, where she visited mothers and their newborns, and toured a former slave trading fort.

She then made a brief stop in Malawi where she toured a primary school.

The First Lady described her tour as “amazing” and said she hoped people would talk more about her visit and less about her fashion choices.

“That’s very important what I do, what we’re doing with US aid and what I do with my initiatives and I wish people would focus on what I do, not what I wear,” she said.

On Thursday, her husband tweeted: “Our country’s great First Lady, Melania, is doing really well in Africa. The people love her, and she loves them! It is a beautiful thing to see.”

source: Reuters

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