President Sisi meets with head of US-based World Jewish Congress in Cairo

Mahmoud Aziz , Sunday 26 Mar 2017

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President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi (left) during a meeting with the head of the World Jewish Congress Ronald Lauder in Cairo on Sunday 26 March (Photo: Egyptian Presidency Spokesman Facebook page)

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi received on Sunday the head of the World Jewish Congress (WSJ) Ronald Lauder in Cairo for the second time this year.

 Presidential spokesman Alaa Youssef said the meeting reflects Egypt’s keenness on communicating with all parts of American society on boosting bilateral understanding of the current challenges faced by the region.

President El-Sisi stressed the strong and strategic ties binding Egypt and the United States, assuring more cooperation during the upcoming period on all levels.

Lauder expressed his appreciation for Egypt's role in maintaining stability and peace in the Middle East and its efforts to combat terrorism.

He also stressed that President El-Sisi’s upcoming visit to the United States in April will contribute to enhancing bilateral and strategic relations amid the global war against terrorism.

The US-based World Jewish Congress was founded in August 1936 as an international federation of Jewish communities and organisations.

Last December, El-Sisi received a delegation from the American-Jewish Committee (AJC) at the Ittihadiya Presidential Palace in Cairo.

He also met last month with leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, where they discussed a number of issues including Egyptian-US relations and regional affairs. 

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