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Trump praises meeting with Sisi on sidelines of G7 summit in France

MENA , Ahram Online , Monday 26 Aug 2019
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President Donald Trump and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi participate in a bilateral meeting at the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (Photo: APF)
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US President Donald Trump hailed the "great" meeting on  Monday with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on the sidelines of the G7 summit in France.

"Great meeting this morning with President El-Sisi of Egypt at the Hôtel du Palais in Biarritz, France!," Trump said in a tweet. 

Trump said that Egypt has made great progress under the leadership of El-Sisi. 

According to Al-Ahram Arabic news website, Trump told the media he always looks forward to meeting with President El-Sisi.

Trump added that El-Sisi's efforts were important for the stability of the Middle East.

"Egypt presented already a great performance under the commandership of President El-Sisi," the US president said.

El-Sisi discussed with Trump developments in the war on terrorism. Trump praised El-Sisi's efforts to promote the principles of religious tolerance and freedom of worship in Egypt, the Egyptian presidency said in a statement on the meeting.

The Egyptian president wrapped up his activities on the sidelines of the G7 summit with a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday. 

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