Egypt's Sisi invites Trump to Cairo

Ahram Online , Wednesday 9 Nov 2016

The Egyptian president is the first world leader to speak with the new US president election on the phone.

Sisi and Trump
A file photo of Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and new US president elect Trump in September during the UNGA meetings in New York, United States (Photo: Egyptian Presidency)

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi invited on Wednesday US President-elect Donald Trump to visit Cairo, in a telephone call in which El-Sisi congratulated Trump personally on his triumph in the US presidential elections, the Egyptian Presidency announced.

In a statement issued on Wednesday by the Egyptian presidency, El-Sisi expressed his hope for more cooperation between Egypt and the United States in all fields.

On his part, the newly-elected 45th president of the United States thanked El-Sisi, saying he appreciated the call and hinting that it was the first telephone call he had received from a world leader.

Trump also expressed his wish to meet with the Egyptian president soon.

"Egypt is looking forward to seeing a new spirit brought to the presidential term of President Trump in terms of Egyptian-American relations, including more cooperation and coordination for the mutual benefit of the American and Egyptian people," the Egyptian presidency's statement read.

The Egyptian Presidency added that Egypt is looking forward to the enforcement of peace and development in the Middle East and hopes for continued stability and prosperity for the American people.

El-Sisi met Trump in September during the UN General Assembly. He was the first Arab president to meet the Republican nominee.

Republican Donald Trump won the Presidential election in the United States defeating Democratic Hillary Clinton early Wednesday.

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