Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
US President Donald Trump discussed on Monday in a phone conversation with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi the war against terrorism and extremism, and applauded El-Sisi efforts on those fronts, Egyptian presidential spokesman said.
El-Sisi stressed to Trump Egypt’s commitment in the fight against terrorism despite economic burdens the country faced in the past three years.
Meanwhile, Trump reiterated his appreciation for the difficulties Egypt endured in the fight against terrorism.
The two presidents affirmed their belief in the strategic nature of the relationship between Cairo and Washington.
Trump told El-Sisi he was looking forward to the Egyptian president’s visit to Washington, which is in the planning stages, the spokesman said.
Donald Trump assumed office as the 45th president of the United States of America on Friday.
Egypt’s president is the second world leader to be called by the newly inaugurated US President after Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu.
El-Sisi was the first Arab leader to congratulate Trump on the phone after he was elected on 9 November, inviting him to visit Cairo.
Donald Trump Speaks With Egyptian President Sisi
Unlike Aharam, Wall Street Journal topped its story by discussing first the building of settlements by Israel, as follows:
U.S. President Donald Trump spoke Monday with Egyptian President Abel Fatah al-Sisi, Egyptian state media said, in the first conversation between the two since Mr. Trump took office.
They spoke a month ago as Mr. Trump sought to intervene in a move at the United Nations Security Council to pass a resolution condemning Israeli settlement construction.
Egypt had drafted the U.N. resolution but called for a delay on the vote after Mr. Sisi spoke with Mr. Trump. The resolution later passed because the Obama administration decided for the first time not to block it on behalf of Israel.
In their conversation on Monday, Mr. Trump stressed the strong ties between the two countries, according to Egyptian state media, while Mr. Sisi expressed hope that bilateral ties would see a “new push” under the Trump administration.
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