On Monday, 24 September, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met with U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
According to a statement released by the Office of the Presidency, the “meeting focused on the fight against terrorism,” and “tackled aspects of bilateral relations, primarily economic cooperation, and ways to boost American companies’ investments in Egypt.”
President El Sisi “emphasized Egypt’s commitment to enhancing the outstanding partnership…between the two countries,” and “reiterated the significant role of this partnership in promoting peace and stability in the Middle East.”
President El Sisi also “stressed that Egypt looks forward to more coordination and consultations with the U.S. on various regional issues, primarily combating terrorism, which is the greatest threat to the stability of the region and the world.”
For more information, see the releases below from the Office of the Presidency.
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Embassy of Egypt
President El Sisi Meets U.S. President Trump
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and U.S. President Donald Trump met on the sidelines of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly, in New York.
President Trump welcomed President El Sisi and underscored the American administration’s interest to strengthen its strategic relations with Egypt and to reinvigorate frameworks of cooperation between the two countries. The U.S. President confirmed that he looks forward to holding intensive coordination and consultations with Egypt on Middle East issues and on ways to reach settlements to its crises, given Egypt’s pivotal regional role that shall contribute to realizing stability and security to all peoples in the region.
President El Sisi emphasized Egypt’s commitment to enhancing the outstanding partnership relations between the two countries. He reiterated the significant role of this partnership in promoting peace and stability in the Middle East. The President also stressed that Egypt looks forward to more coordination and consultations with the U.S. on various regional issues, primarily combating terrorism, which is the greatest threat to the stability of the region and the world.
The meeting focused on the fight against terrorism. The American President lauded Egypt’s successful efforts to firmly and vigorously counter the threat of terrorism, as Egypt is at the forefront of countries facing this danger. President Trump reiterated that Egypt is a key partner in the war on terrorism, and expressed his country’s full support for Egypt’s efforts in this regard. President El Sisi stressed the need to strengthen Egyptian-American cooperation to fight terrorist organizations so as to undermine terrorism, prevent these organizations from receiving financial support, arms and militants, and deny them safe haven. President El Sisi reviewed Egypt’s military, security, and intellectual counter-terrorism efforts.
The meeting also tackled aspects of bilateral relations, primarily economic cooperation, and ways to boost American companies’ investments in Egypt, in light of the remarkable progress in the implementation of the economic reform program, and the legislative and administrative infrastructure which is conducive to more investments in Egypt. President Trump lauded the successful measures undertaken on the path of economic reform and increasing competitiveness and affirmed the U.S.’ willingness to increase trade and enhance investment between the two countries.
The deliberations also touched on a number of regional dossiers, primarily the situations in Libya, Syria and Yemen, in addition to the Palestinian issue and ways to revive the peace process. President El Sisi underscored Egypt’s unwavering position on the Palestinian cause and the importance of reaching a just and comprehensive solution that ensures the rights of the Palestinian people and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state in line with international resolutions. President El Sisi emphasized Egypt’s commitment to cooperating with the U.S. to discuss ways to revive and push forward the Palestinian-Israeli negotiation process. The President reviewed Egypt’s efforts to achieve Palestinian reconciliation which is a key step for the resumption of negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis.