An Egyptian president will visit the White House for the first time in seven years on Monday when Abdel Fattah al-Sisi sits down with US President Donald Trump. The meeting is expected to focus on shared security concerns in the region.
Sisi and Trump have reportedly struck up a rapport in phone calls preceding Monday’s visit, including in exchanges over UN Security Council action on Israel, terrorist activity in the Sinai Peninsula and US foreign assistance to the Egyptian state.
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The Trump administration seeks to “reboot” America’s relationship with Egypt after former US President Barack Obama criticized Sisi for his path to power there, and his subsequent crackdown of members of the former Muslim Brotherhood government.
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