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Egyptian President Al-Sisi to meet Trump in April

Egyptian President Al-Sisi to meet Trump in April

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Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi, is due to meet Donald Trump in Washington next month, local and foreign news wires are suggesting.

The report add that the two leaders will meet during the first week of April.

If it happens, al-Sisi would become the first African leader to meet Trump, who took office a while ago.

The planned visit is largely going to center on unsettled cases in the Middle East, sources close to the presidency hinted.

The meeting is seemed strategic as Egypt hopes to establish a good relationship with the U.S after a strained one during Obama’s era over perceived human right violations.

Trump called Al-Sisi in January after taking office and told him of his willingness to meet him.

Egypt-US relations date back to over four decades. Egypt is the second largest recipient of US aid after Israel, with some $1.3bn in military aid annually.

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