Egypt’s Sisi, US Trump discuss bilateral relations, war on terrorism in phone call

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi received a phone call on Sunday from US President Donald Trump in which they discussed a range of regional matters and ways to enhance bilateral relations between both countries, a statement by Egypt’s presidential spokesman said.

“During the phone call, the two leaders discussed ways to develop aspects of Egyptian-American strategic relations on all levels during the upcoming period,” the statement said.

Sisi and Trump also discussed a range of regional issues with aims to support political settlements to existing regional crises.

“The U.S. president affirmed his appreciation and support to Egypt’s efforts in the war on terrorism,” the statement added.

The US has said recently it stood by Egypt in its fight against terrorists in North Sinai.

“The U.S. commitment in continuing to support Egypt in its fight against terrorism and bringing security for the Egyptian people is steadfast and will continue,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said last month.

Egypt launched a major security operation last month involving the army and police against terrorist and criminal elements and organisations across the country, the army said. Source: Ahram online

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