In early April, Egyptian President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi will embark on an official visit to Washington where he will hold talks with US President Donald trump, reports Reuters.
The report notes that this will be the first visit of al-Sisi in the United States after assuming the office of President in 2014. Previous U.S. President Barack Obama invited al-Sisi to Washington.
Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi was the first Arab leader with whom trump had a phone conversation after the inauguration. This conversation took place on the evening of 23 January. During the meeting, trump assured his Egyptian counterpart that the new US administration will provide all possible assistance to Cairo in the fight against terror. Trump and al-Sisi discussed the overall situation in the middle East and ways to strengthen bilateral relations between the U.S. and Egypt, which markedly worsened during the period of the administration of Barack Obama.