Cairo

Written by: Ahmed Rami

Mr. president Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi received today Mr. Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State of the United States of America, in the presence of Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri and Mr. Abbas Kamel, Head of General Intelligence.

Ambassador Bassam Radhi, Spokesperson for the Presidency stated that President Al sisi  welcomed the US Secretary of State. He conveyed his greetings to President Donald Trump and stressed Egypt's keenness to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries and deepen their strategic partnership, Stability in the Middle East, as well as the aspiration to maximize coordination and consultation with the United States on various political and security issues of common concern.

On the other hand, Pompeo conveyed the greetings of the American President Donald Trump to the Egyptian President, Abdul Fattah AlSisi , on the simultaneous inauguration of Al Fattah Al Alim Mosque and the Cathedral of the Birth of Christ, which reflects Egyptian efforts to consolidate the principles of brotherhood and coexistence. In Egypt, which was reflected in the remarkable development of the progress that  witnessed by the country.

The US Secretary of State also stressed his country's interest in strengthening strategic relations with Egypt, as well as intensifying coordination and joint consultation on Middle East issues, in light of the political weight and leadership of Egypt in its regional environment.

The Spokesman pointed out that the meeting touched upon the file of combating terrorism and extremist ideology. In this context, the Egyptian president stressed the determination of the Egyptian government and people to continue their efforts to confront and defeat this scourge and undermine its security and intellectual danger. The United States on all sides to support those efforts.

For his part, the US Secretary of State praised the success of Egypt's resolute and decisive efforts in this regard during the past period, expressing his country's support for these efforts, stressing that Egypt is a central partner in addressing the challenge of cross-border terrorism.

Ambassador Bassam Radhi added that the meeting also discussed a number of regional issues, especially the developments in Libya, Syria and Yemen, and the efforts to reach a political settlement to these crises, thus preserving their territorial integrity and the integrity of their national institutions. Areas of influence for external forces, as well as provide a security basis to combat terrorist organizations and the siege of elements to prevent their transfer to other countries in the region.

The two sides also reviewed the latest developments in the Palestinian issue and means of reviving the peace process. The Egyptian president affirmed Egypt's firm stance in this regard to reach a just and comprehensive solution that guarantees the rights of the Palestinian people and the establishment of an independent state according to the international references, expressing Egypt's keenness to cooperate with the United States. Palestinian-Israeli negotiations process.

 

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