WASHINGTON (Castle Journal)
By | Christian Megan
Egypt's president H.E Abdul Fattah AlSisi started an official visit to US ,Monday ,where he will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in the White House tomorrow .
The visit of the Egyptian leader comes as an invitation of president Trump to discuss different issues belong to Egypt and the latest events the Middle East that Witness violence recently.
Officials of the White House and from Trump's administration said that president Trump will receive the Egyptian president Abdul Fattah AlSisi in the White House at Tuesday and the leaders will discuss number of important issues such as ; their bilateral relations, the tensions in the Middle East , the war in Libya and the situation in Syria, after announcing The occupied lands in Jolan to belong to Israel, the critical condition in Yemen, as well the cold war with Iran,The cut off relations with Qatar, also the war on terrorism ,economic reform and human rights in Egypt and will discuss the editing of the constitution in Egypt !
The U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of the visit, said the two leaders would also discuss the development of civil society in Egypt and, in a nod to concerns of Vice President Mike Pence, its treatment of religious minorities, including Christians.according to Reuters
Observers of the visit who are interested with Egyptian and US relations said that the visit came in difficult time but the presidents are friends and will hold strong ties between the both countries, however president Trump will insist to support the file of freedom in Egypt and human rights.Also the president is interested in the changes of the last constitution in Egypt.
The US official said to Reuters that the administration was encouraging Egypt to develop democratic institutions while being mindful of U.S. security interests.
"The president views the relationship with Egypt, as he does all of our ... relationships with foreign countries ... through the lens of America First and what serves our interest," the official said.
Military issues also may be on the agenda of discussion , as Egypt has reportedly signed a $2 billion deal with Russia to buy more than 20 Sukhoi SU-35 fighter jets, as well as weapons for the aircraft.The matter that caused a worrisome to US.
According to Reuters too , it is Asked if the White House would discuss the purchase with the visiting Egyptian leader and whether it could possibly trigger U.S. sanctions, the official cautioned that U.S. law gives the president very little flexibility over sanctions imposed on those who do business with Russian defence sectors.
"Countries that engage in those purchases need to know that we are extremely limited in what we can do to mitigate," the official said, noting that the United States had already faced similar situations with China, India and Turkey.
In Egypt and before the summit with AlSisi and Trump,there is a worry about the discussion of the Palestinian case as well as what is known with the " century deal " where The Egyptians are afraid of any solution comes over the Egyptian lands .