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US administration 'fully supports' Egypt's war on terrorism: Congressional committee to defence minister Sobhi

Ahmed Eleiba , Tuesday 11 Apr 2017
Chairman of the US House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations Hal Rogers (L) and Egypt defense minister Sedki Sobhi (R) during a Cairo meeting (Photo Courtesy of Egypt army spokesman page on Facebook)
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A delegation from the US Congress visiting Cairo on Monday told Egyptian defence minister Sedki Sobhi that the US administration fully supports Egypt's war against terrorism and extremism.

The delegation members also offered their condolences over the church Sunday attacks that killed 46 people in Tanta and Alexandria.

The US delegation, headed by chairman of the US House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations Hal Rogers, discussed with Sobhi common interests and regional developments, Egyptian army spokesman Tamer El-Refai said in a statement.

The meeting was attended by Egypt's Chief of Staff Mahmoud Hegazi. 

Sobhi asserted his appreciation for the ties between the two countries, expressing his hope for increased military cooperation.

The delegation said it acknowledges Egypt's important role in the region, adding that the US is keen on bolstering bilateral ties with Egypt in the upcoming period.

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