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Trump, Sisi discuss Arab unity to fight terrorism

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President Donald Trump spoke on Friday with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi andemphasized the importance of maintaining unity among Arab countries, the White House said in a statement.

It was the fourth call Trump has had with a regional leader since Gulf allies severed diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday over Doha's funding of terrorism.

The two leaders also agreed on the importance of all countries implementing agreements recently reached at a meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to fight terrorism, counter extremism, and stop the funding of terrorist groups, the statement said.