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Trump accepts invitation to visit Egypt from President Sisi

US President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during a bilateral meeting, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh. (AP)

President Donald Trump is making plans for another foreign trip as he eases into his first.

Trump said Sunday he would accept an invitation made by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi to visit Egypt. Trump said the visit would happen before long.

Trump is also calling al-Sisi his “friend” and praising him for the release of US aid worker Aya Hijazi, who had been held captive for three years.

Through a translator, al-Sisi said Trump “had a unique personality” that allowed him “to do the impossible.”

Trump smiled and said “I agree.”

“You have done a tremendous job under trying circumstances,” Trump told al-Sisi. The US leader singled out the Egyptian's choice of footwear, a pair of shiny black shoes. “Love your shoes. Boy, those shoes,” he said.

(With AP, Reuters)

 

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Last Update: Sunday, 21 May 2017 KSA 15:24 - GMT 12:24
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