US Congress delegation to meet with Egypt's El-Sisi for security talks

Ahram Online , Sunday 26 Jun 2016

Members of the delegation will also discuss with Egyptian officials bilateral relations and efforts to fight terrorism

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (Republican, California), Chairman of the Europe (Reuters)

A US Congress delegation started saturday a three-day visit to Egypt for meetings with Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi for talks on security issues, according to a US embassy press release issued Saturday.

The delegation, which is headed by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (Republican, California), Chairman of the Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives, will also meet with other public officials. 

The congressmen will "discuss [with Egyptian officials] the long-standing partnership between the United States and Egypt, efforts to fight terrorism, and shared interests in regional stability and security," the US embassy said.

The delegation also includes representatives Juan Vargas (Democrat, California), Steve King (Republican, Iowa), Richard Pittenger (Republican, North Carolina), and Alex Mooney (Republican, West Virginia). 

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