Trump to host Egyptian President

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Washington, March 29 (IANS) US President Donald Trump looked forward to welcoming President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt for an official visit to Washington on April 3, the White House said on Tuesday.

Trump and Sisi will use the visit to build on the “positive momentum” they have built for the US-Egypt relationship, the White House said in a statement.

The two leaders will discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues, including how to defeat the Islamic State group and pursue peace and stability in the region.

Days after his inauguration in January, Trump spoke with Sisi by phone, stressing the strong ties between the two countries.

Sisi expressed hope that bilateral ties would see a “new push” under the Trump administration, according to Egyptian media.

–IANS

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