ABC News: Trump says US is 'great friend and ally' to controversial Egyptian President el-Sissi in White House meeting
President Donald Trump welcomed Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to the White House today to discuss economic and security matters. This meeting was el-Sissi's first official state visit since he took power through a military coup in 2013.
In a press conference this afternoon, Trump said he looks "forward to a very long and strong relationship" with the Egyptian president as they work to defeat together ISIS in the Middle East. Later this afternoon, he told reporters “we’ve made great progress today with Egypt, really great progress.”
"I just want to say to you, Mr. President, you have a great friend and ally in the United States," Trump said.
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