Trump praises Egyptian President for doing a "fantastic job"

During his five-day visit to the US, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi held a meeting in Washington on Monday evening with members of the American-Egyptian Chamber of Commerce, headed by its president and CEO, Thomas J. Donohue.

"I know your importance and the centrality of your regional role, and I want to cooperate and work together", the newspaper reported Trump telling el-Sisi, citing sources, adding the president said he would take a "completely different" approach than former President Obama.

The Egyptian leader is on his first official visit to the US, as former President Barack Obama, never extended an invitation.

"Trump offered the full support of the United States government in responding to the attack and bringing those responsible to justice", the White House said.

Meanwhile, Ed Royce said that Egypt's role is important for the stability of the region, and he continued that he discussed with Al-Sisi certain required reforms that can help solve some of Egypt's challenges.

Sisi's visit kicked off a consequential foreign-policy week for the Trump administration.

From this statement, some Egyptian media outlets inferred that Trump has a plan for US-Egypt cooperation through a range of military deals that aim to raise the capabilities of the Egyptian army to the highest level.

President Sisi had been barred from the White House ever since he seized power in a military takeover almost four years ago.

Briefing reporters after Monday's White House talks, spokesman Sean Spicer gave no hint of what their collaboration on counterterrorism strategy would look like. Thousands of activists have been jailed since Sissi took power, including American citizen Aya Hijazi, who was in Egypt working with a charitable organization to help homeless children when she was detained nearly three years ago, according to rights groups.

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