President Trump to host Egypt’s Sisi on April 9, says White House

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President Donald Trump will host Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at the White House on April 9 for talks on strengthening their strategic partnership and working on shared priorities in the Middle East, the White House said on Friday.

The White House said in a statement the two leaders would discuss “building on our robust military, economic, and counterterrorism cooperation” as well as regional economic integration and “Egypt’s longstanding role as a lynchpin of regional stability.”

One of Washington’s biggest allies in the Middle East, Cairo has received $40 billion in US military aid and $30 billion in economic aid since 1980.

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