FILE- Donald Trump meets with Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during the U.N. General Assembly in New York - REUTERS
CAIRO – 29 March 2019: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will meet with US President Donald Trump in the White House on April 9.
Sisi’s visit to Washington cames at Trump’s invitation to discuss bilateral relations and regional and international issues of mutual concern, said Egyptian presidential spokesperson Bassam Radi in a statement on Friday.
The White House announced in a statement that the meeting comes in light of the continuing cooperation between both countries on economic, military and counter-terrorism levels.
“The two leaders will also discuss developments and shared priorities in the region, including enhancing regional economic integration and addressing ongoing conflicts, and Egypt’s longstanding role as a lynchpin of regional stability,” the statement read.
In April 2017, President Trump welcomed Sisi to the White House for the first time in eight years, pledging close cooperation with the Egyptian leader on counterterrorism operations and praising his leadership of the Middle Eastern nation.
“I just want to let everybody know, in case there was any doubt, that we are very much behind President al-Sisi,” Trump said, sitting next to his counterpart in the Oval Office.