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Egypt's defence minister discusses combatting terrorism with US Congress delegation

A US Congress delegation, headed by Republican Representative Dana Rohrabacher, is currently visiting Cairo

Ahram Online , Sunday 12 Feb 2017
Sedki Sobhi and Dana Rohrabacher
Egypt's Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi (R) and US Congress Republican Representative Dana Rohrabacher (L) during a Cairo meeting (Photo Courtesy of Egypt army spokesman page on Facebook)
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Egyptian Defence Minister Sedky Sobhy has met with a US Congress delegation currently visiting the country and discussed a number of points of strategic interest, including combatting terrorism, an army spokesman statement issued Sunday read.

Sobhy underlined during the meeting the solid US-Egyptian military relationship that "extends over decades of partnership, cooperation and joint military exercises."

The delegation, headed by Republican Representative Dana Rohrabacher, also met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry Saturday to discuss the political and economic reform programmes adopted by Egypt.

In January, US President Donald Trump told President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi that his administration is committed to maintaining annual US military aid to Egypt.

Egypt receives $1.3 billion in military aid from the United States every year.

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