Trump and Sisi discussed fighting terrorism in phone call - statement

Monday 23-01-2017 09:52 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at election night rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

By Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi discussed fighting terrorism and extremism with U.S. President Donald Trump in a telephone call, and Trump applauded Egypt's efforts on those fronts, Sisi's office said on Monday.

Trump told Sisi he appreciates the difficulties faced by Egypt in its "war on terror" and affirmed his administration's commitment to supporting the country, Sisi's spokesman Alaa Youssef said in a statement.

"The U.S. President also expressed during the call his looking forward to the President's awaited visit to Washington which is being prepared for through diplomatic channels," the statement said. 



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