Sisi discusses intelligence cooperation with director of US National Intelligence

Ahram Online , Wednesday 5 Apr 2017

Abdel Fattah El-Sisi
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (Photo: Egyptian Presidency)

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met on Wednesday in Washington with director of US National Intelligence Daniel Coats, where they discussed intelligence cooperation, the Egyptian presidency announced.

The two discussed the latest developments in the Middle East and the war on terrorism, as well as increasing intelligence cooperation and exchanging information between Egypt and the US to bolster international and regional efforts in the fight against terrorism.

On Monday, El-Sisi met President Donald Trump, who vowed to provide Egypt with firm backing and cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

Trump gave El-Sisi a warm welcome at the Oval Office, moving to mend relations strained under the administration of his predecessor, Barack Obama.

He said El-Sisi is doing a "fantastic job" in Egypt.

The trip is El-Sisi's first official visit to the US since he became president in 2014. The last time an Egyptian leader visited the White House was in August 2009 when now-ousted Hosni Mubarak met with Obama in the Oval Office. 

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